Take Emergency Pills Without A Doctor’s Prescription?
Afternoon … I want to ask about the morning after pill / emergency birth control pill that can be bought at the pharmacy without a doctor’s prescription … Because I have consulted with my obstetrician and prescribed postinor, but the prescription paper that I gave the doctor was lost, because it’s been 1 year., whereas last night I was in contact with my husband and I doubted if there was sperm coming in. And today I went to my obstetrician for a new prescription and it turned out that the doctor was on vacation. Emergency contraception that can be purchased without a doctor’s prescription, because I need it today before 72 hours. Thank you, please explain.
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Emergency contraception is a contraceptive that is used to prevent post-sexual pregnancy without protection or without the use of appropriate and consistent prior contraception. Emergency contraception has optimal protection benefits when used in the first 5 days after intercourse, but its effectiveness is better if used as soon as possible after sexual intercourse. Its effectiveness is quite good with a failure rate (incidence of pregnancy) <3%.
Indications for the use of emergency contraception are as follows:
Intercourse without contraception
Inappropriate or inconsistent use of contraception, for example: forgetting to take birth control pills for more than 2 tablets, being late for 3-month birth control injections for more than 2 weeks, being late for monthly birth control injections for more than 1 week, condoms leaking / loose / misuse, ejaculation in in the vagina in intercourse is interrupted
There are several types of contraceptive pills with a variety of doses that can be used as an emergency contraceptive method. Generally emergency contraception is used within 3 days after intercourse.
Unfortunately we cannot provide recommendations / prescribing emergency contraception because you need to undergo an examination directly with your doctor first. If you want to use emergency contraception, it is advisable to consult with your doctor or obstetrician and gynecologist in order to be evaluated in advance regarding the indications and can be given an appropriate planning for the use of emergency contraception. It should be understood that emergency contraception should not be used arbitrarily and only for temporary use, not for routine use.
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