Unprotected sex is common, whether it’s due to a missed pill, a condom split or just too many tequilas. In the moments after, you may be thinking “oh no” and start to panic about the potential of a pregnancy. If you have some Yasmin pill packets lying around, it’s tempting to wonder if these could […]
We’ve been there, that “oh no” moment when you suddenly realise you’ve missed a pill or accidentally (maybe despite your best intentions) had unprotected sex. As a medical student, I often heard the rumour that taking 3 tablets of your Microgynon pill would work just like an emergency morning after pill. But is this true, can you use Microgynon as emergency contraception and does it work?
Let’s talk about emergency contraception… starting with when you do and DON’T need to use it.
Is the morning after pill safe to use? The short answer is yes, but here’s the lowdown on why it’s not bad for you, and how to take it effectively.
Does the morning after pill affect your menstrual cycle? If you’re worried about the side effects on your period after taking the morning after pill, here’s the lowdown…
Bleeding or spotting after taking the morning after pill is listed as a side effect, but what else do you need to know? Here’s the lowdown…
Is there a better morning after pill? Get the lowdown on the effectiveness of different morning after pills, and which one may be best suited to you.
Can you take the morning after pill too often, or only take it a limited number of times? Spoiler alert: no. Here’s the lowdown on how many times you can take the morning after pill…
If you’re not sure where to buy the morning after pill, who can buy it or even just how to ask for it, get the lowdown in our complete guide to getting the morning after pill.
When asking your GP for contraception it can often be a great idea to come prepared with questions to ask and information on which contraceptives you want to explore.