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Levonorgestrel

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Contraceptive Postinor-2® Adult

Levonorgestrel - What is it for

​There are 2 types of emergency contraception; the pill method and the insertion of a device called the copper intrauterine device (IUD). A copper IUD can prevent pregnancy because its presence is toxic to sperms. A woman might use emergency contraception if she forgot to take her birth control pills, if the condom broke or slipped off during sexual intercourse, or if no birth control methods were used.

Postinor-2, also known as “Morning-After Pill”, is one of the pill methods. It is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse.

Levonorgestrel - Additional Information

When can I start my regular hormonal contraception after taking Postinor-2 (Levonorgestrel)?

You can continue or start any birth control method right away. For the next 7 days, you also must use a barrier method (for example: condoms, diaphragm, and spermicides) along with your regular birth control method, or not have sexual intercourse.

  • Updated on Sunday, June 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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