The “morning after pill” as a lifeline in an emergency the wild party at the weekend, the romantic barbecue on the shore of the Lake, the irresistible bartender on vacation: there are reasons many women, all caution go to leave and to enter into an erotic adventure. Even if the Romeo at hand has a condom or the pill has been forgotten, the pleasure is often greater than the fear of an unwanted pregnancy. At least until the awakening the next morning. Then the panic starts. The type of the barbecue was now really not suitable while a nice adventure but as a father for your children. As a child at the age of 18 is anyway still not an option. Luckily, there is the pill for this case, then. How does the pill then? Sperm can survive up to three to five days in the female body.
The pill ensure then that at this time no ovulation can take place, which could lead to a pregnancy. With the introduction of the new drug ulipristal acetate (as EllOne available) could be improved the effectiveness of the pill then. The first pill containing the active ingredient levonorgestrel, which latest three days after sexual intercourse had to be taken then. EllOne with the active ingredient ulipristal acetate can be taken, however, for five days and exceed such maximum survival of male sperm. The risk of pregnancy could be reduced as compared with levonorgestrel by half. Nevertheless its effectiveness also applies to EllOne : the sooner the pill then is taken, is all the greater. German women have it here more than the women in many other countries, where the pill over the counter is then: EllOne, you can get directly to the next morning in the pharmacy.
In Germany, the pill but currently still in any form is available by prescription, so that affected women should go as quickly as possible to their obstetricians and Gynecologists. “It” – as is unfortunately often – happened on a Friday or Saturday night, also the medical readiness service can most Weekend helping out. Who wants to avoid the excitement, can ask the doctor of his confidence also “just” a recipe, with which the pill then can be purchased in stock, so that in an emergency at hand. However note the expiration date! And if it happened in the holiday?
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