It is well within a woman’s right to ask their partner to wear a condom before sex. Sometimes, however, you can get caught in the heat of the moment and end up going for it unprotected. When faced with this emergency, there are three kinds of emergency contraception available in the UK that you can use — Levonelle, ellaOne, or a copper coil (IUD).
A question we often get asked at Smart Chemist is, how many times can I use the morning after pill in a month, or during the same menstrual cycle?
In order for us to answer this question we have to look at the different forms of emergency contraception that are currently available, and what the guidelines are for multiple use for each pill.
Emergency contraception, commonly referred to as the morning after pill, is a form of oral hormonal contraception which can be used to prevent the likelihood of pregnancy following unprotected sex. Although we always advise the practice of safe sex and the use of contraceptives including barrier methods (eg. condoms), all of us have been in a position were we may have got caught up in the moment, or our regular form of contraception has failed. Continue reading “How many times can I use the morning after pill in a month?”
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