Most ladies have been using the emergency contraceptive pills when they have unprotected sex. Most people believe that it prevents pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections.
The truth is no, it does not prevent STIs in anyway. Its main duty is to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. Unprotected sex could be rape, if the condom broke or “forgot to pull out.”
The contraceptive pills may have some side effects which ladies may interpret it differently as pregnancy.
One effect may be a change in the menstrual cycle of the lady. Some ladies may have lighter bleeding, some may skip their periods entirely. This abnormal lapse in the cycle is known as amenorrhea. This effect is due to the introduction of different hormones into the body. Ladies may interpret it as pregnancy, but that is not the case. It’s nothing serious!
Another effect may be nausea. Vomiting after two hours of taking the contraceptive pill may mean the pill may have not been absorbed by your body. If this happens, you must see a doctor for another prescription.
Changes in vaginal discharge may occur. This may be in the form of an increased or decreased vaginal lubrication or a change in the nature of the discharge. The changes are usually not harmful, but beware if there are changes in the color of the discharge. If you detect any different odor, it could indicate an infection.
Take the pill at the right time. Pills to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex should be taken early. The earlier it is taken, the effectiveness of it.
Make sure to visit your doctor or seek medical advice when noticing some unusual symptoms you are not sure of.
story by mickyella emil