contraception is designed to prevent pregnancy after unprotected
sexual intercourse. Emergency contraception can reduce the risk
of pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of intercourse. The sooner
pills are taken, the more effective the birth control. The side
effects associated with this pill include nausea, vomiting and
at least a day. Emergency contraception is often used when a condom
breaks or your partner failed to “pull out” in time.
If you find yourself in these situations repeatedly, you should
talk to your doctor about other methods of birth control including oral
contraceptives. As its name implies, emergency contraception is not
recommended as a regular, habitual method of birth control. Emergency
contraception is especially helpful if you are forced to have unprotected
sex against your will.