The Effectiveness Of The Consumption Of Emergency Contraception After 1 Week Of Intercourse?
Hello, I want to ask about levonorgastrel medicine when taken after intercourse, but for more than 1 week, can it still work or not ?? Please answer
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Levonorgestrel is a drug whose benefits are as an emergency contraceptive method, which is contraception used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse or without proper and consistent use of contraception before. This drug works by preventing the release of eggs from the ovaries, inhibiting the process of fertilization of an egg by sperm cells, and affects the thickness of the uterine wall to prevent pregnancy.
Emergency contraception will be optimal if used in the first 3 days after intercourse. Its effectiveness is also higher if used as soon as possible after sexual intercourse. If sexual intercourse is done more than 1 week before, its use as an emergency contraception tends to be ineffective in preventing pregnancy.
It should be understood that levonorgestrel is a hard drug so its use must be based on prescription and supervision of a doctor who treats patients directly. Visit your doctor or obstetrician and gynecologist if you want to plan a pregnancy with your partner.
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