Hormonal Contraception

Emergency Services at Ashvale Pharmacy & Travel Clinic

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Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC), commonly known as “the morning after pill,” is a form of contraception that can be taken within 3-5 days of unprotected sex. Its primary mechanism is to prevent pregnancy by inhibiting the implantation of a fertilized egg into the uterus. It is important to note that EHC is most effective when taken as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse and should not be considered a regular or ongoing method of contraception. If there is a concern about possible pregnancy after unprotected sex, seeking advice from a healthcare professional promptly is advisable

Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) is recommended for individuals in specific situations where unprotected sex has occurred or where regular contraception has failed. Examples of situations where EHC might be considered include:
  1. Condom Breakage: If a condom broke during sexual activity.
  2. Missed Contraceptive Pills: Forgetting to take regular contraceptive pills as prescribed.
  3. Medication Interference: Taking medications that may interfere with the effectiveness of regular contraceptive pills.
In these instances, taking emergency hormonal contraception within the recommended timeframe (usually within 3-5 days, depending on the specific type of emergency contraceptive) can help reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy. It’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional for advice tailored to individual circumstances and to discuss suitable options for emergency contraception.
Hormonal Methods of Contraception services in Ashvale Pharmacy and Travel Clinic

How to get an emergency hormonal contraception from Ashvale Pharmacy and Travel Clinic

To obtain emergency hormonal contraception, you can reach out to one of our pharmacists. They will engage in a brief, friendly, and discreet conversation with you to assess your situation. This discussion aims to determine whether the morning-after pill is the most suitable course of action for your specific circumstances. Pharmacists are trained professionals who can provide valuable guidance and information regarding emergency contraception. This confidential conversation ensures that you receive appropriate advice tailored to your needs, helping you make an informed decision about the best way to address the situation.
When it comes to emergency hormonal contraception, there are two trusted options available:
  1. EllaOne: Regarded as the most effective pill, ellaOne can be taken within 5 days of unprotected sex. It provides a longer window for use compared to Levonorgestrel.
  2. Levonorgestrel (or Levonelle): This option should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. It’s important to note that for women over 70kg or those on certain medications, two tablets may be needed.
Each option has its own considerations, and the choice between

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