According to the manufacturers of the emergency contraception pill and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the emergency contraceptive pill isn’t designed to be used as a substitute for regular contraception (1-3).
ACOG does not recommend using emergency contraception pills as a long term contraception option because overall a person would be exposing themselves to repeated higher levels of hormones than they would normally receive using regular combined hormonal birth control or progestin-only birth control . Plus, frequent use could also lead to more frequent bouts of side effects and menstrual disturbances
In contrast to these recommendations, a group of researchers studied how well the levonorgesterel emergency contraception pill worked for people having infrequent sex (6 days or less per month) used it as primary contraception. For women younger than 35 years, rates of pregnancy for exclusive perfect use (within 24 hours of intercourse in this study) of emergency contraceptive pills was 11 pregnancies over 1 year per 100 women. The rates were even lower for typical use (if combined with other forms of contraceptives or taken late) with only 10 pregnancies over 1 year per 100 women.
Content created and supplied by: LufunoSenyela (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More