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Complications of emergency contraception

About

A form of birth control that is used by women who have had unprotected sex.

Emergency contraception prevents up to 95% of pregnancies if taken within 5 days of intercourse. [1]

- Can be done by taking pills or by IUD method.
- Needs to be done within 5 days
- Used only by women
- Copper-bearing IUD is the most effective method

Emergency contraception is used in cases such as rapes, having a condom break in or slipping during sex or missing two and more birth control pills during a monthly cycle.

Ages affected: Affects all puberty attained women who have had unprotected intercourse.

Symptoms:

People may experience
Abdominal pain
Fatigue
A headache
Nausea and dizziness
Menstrual changes

Treatment

Self-care: Avoidance of lifting weights and taking rest will help minimize the effects.

Medications: OTC medications can be used as per the advice of your doctor to counter nausea and dizziness.

Specialist: If you experience sudden vaginal pain, reach out to a specialist. We here at mfine, offer the best treatment programs and therapies to help you stay fit and healthy.

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