Emergency contraception refers to the contraceptive method used to prevent pregnancy during a period of time after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Drug contraception is the most commonly used method. Women who suffer from accidental injury or have unprotected sex for other reasons, or have contraceptive failures such as condom breakage, slippage, and miscalculation of safe period, can consider taking emergency contraceptives. The time of sex life has to be recalculated. Healthy women of childbearing age should use it within 72-120 hours after sexual intercourse after excluding pregnancy. Do not take more than 3 times a year, otherwise it will cause habitual abortion.
How to treat emergency contraceptives scientifically?
1. Worry about contraceptive pills containing hormones
Contraceptive pills achieve the purpose of birth control by inhibiting ovulation through the combined action of estrogen and progesterone, so many women believe that contraceptive pills contain hormones, which are “three-point poison” and try not to take them. Some people even think that at least ‘ One year after the drug is stopped, you can become pregnant, otherwise the ‘toxin’ in the body will not be drained cleanly. All this shows that women in our country have received a lot of wrong information in this regard.
In fact, not all hormones are bad hormones. Let’s talk about some exogenous glucocorticoids, and now in short-acting oral contraceptives, the latest progesterone used is highly similar to human progesterone. For humans, it is very safe to take.
2. Worry that there will be trouble after continuous use
Short-acting oral contraceptives need to be taken for a long time, so people are worried about the continuous use of the pills, mainly focusing on the impact on reproductive function and drug accumulation. Many women worry that long-term use of contraceptives will affect their own secretion function, resulting in inability to ovulate in the future, and the consequences will be unimaginable.
Question: At present, the estrogen content in short-acting oral contraceptives is only 30 micrograms per day, which is much smaller than the 60-600 micrograms of estradiol normally secreted by the human body per day.
Taking estrogen and progesterone for contraception only simulates the hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle and temporarily inhibits the body’s endocrine, but it does not permanently replace this function. As for the accumulation of drugs, there is no need to worry. Short-acting oral contraceptives must be taken every day during the medication cycle. If they are missed, the contraceptive effect cannot be guaranteed, which shows the possibility of accumulation in the body.
Women who often take birth control pills should pay attention to nutritional supplements.