I’ve already taken the morning after pill several times recently, what can I do now?

Regular use of the morning after pill is not advised

The effects of long-term use of the morning-after pill is yet to be fully assessed, therefore it is not recommended for regular use as it could be detrimental to your health. If you take the morning-after pill more than twice a month, you should consider using a more suitable form of long-term contraception instead.

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The non-hormonal IUD (intrauterine device) is the most reliable method of emergency contraception and can be fitted up to 5 days after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. The non-hormonal IUD can last up to five years so that you will be protected from pregnancy during that time. Although, if you want to start trying to conceive, the device can be removed by a doctor and your fertility will return to normal once the IUD is removed.

 

If you regularly have unprotected sex, you are significantly more likely to become pregnant. Therefore, you should explore which birth control methods may be right for you. Condoms and the contraceptive pill are two of the most popular methods, but if you need something with longer-lasting effects, you could consider contraceptive implants, injections or IUDs.

 

Sources:

Dr Felix > How many times can you take the morning after pill? 

Willow Clinic > IUDs for Emergency Contraception 

 

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