Emergency contraception is for all those “oops!” times when something unforeseen has happened, for example like when a condom has broken, when you have unprotected sex or a missed pill. It shold NEVER be used as a regular method of contraception as pregnancy risks increase if used repeatedly.
There are 2 types of Emergency contraception:
A) Intrauterine Contraceptive Device has a success rate of 99% and can be used up to 5 days after intercourse. It can also be left in place and used as long term contraception
B) Hormonal Emergency Contraception Pills can be used up to 3 or 5 days after intercourse, depending on the type of pill used.
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