Morning After Pill

Morning After Pill: Everything you need to know

Morning After Pill: Everything you need to know – In the heat of the moment of a sexual relationship, there are many things that do not go wrong, they get out of control. The contraceptive method is one of those, which sometimes fail, are forgotten or deliberately not used. This implies a series of risks in terms of sexual health, of which you can read in this article that we publish.

There are also risks on the unwanted pregnancy front and that is why I am writing today’s article.

The morning-after pill is the indicated name used to refer to drugs that interrupt and clear the possibility of becoming pregnant, from such early stages of pregnancy. They are perfectly valid practices like any other, which are necessary to know in depth to use them in our favor if necessary.

Morning After Pill
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How does the morning after pill work?

Also known as emergency contraception, the average morning-after pill does not interrupt or abort an existing pregnancy. Considering that after sexual intercourse, the set of sperm begins to run through the fallopian tubes to fertilize an ovary during ovulation, the morning after pill is designed to delay this process.

24 hours after the sexual act, the pill has a probability of success of 99.1% and with 72 hours of 97.9%. During those windows, ovulation does not happen and the sperm expire and have nothing to meet and fertilize, thus preventing a pregnancy instead of terminating it.

If there is the slightest suspicion that the contraceptive method did not work, that the reverse gear was not done on time or your vaginal ring did not go in, do not hesitate to reach for the morning after pill immediately.


Dispensing of the Morning After Pill in Spain


In Spain you do not need a prescription to acquire an emergency contraceptive. In fact, they supply it in various centers and points such as:

  • Primary care teams,
  • Continuing care services,
  • Centers for sexual and reproductive health (ASSIR),
  • Hospital emergency
  • Pharmacy offices.

After receiving it and starting to take it, it is necessary for a gynecological or reproductive professional to monitor the course of the process.




There is no zero risk: there is a minimal possibility that even if you use the pill properly, you will still get pregnant.

  • STIs are still a threat: unprotected sex leaves the door open for sexually transmitted infections, from which the morning after pill does not protect you.
  • You may be allergic: check the components of your contraceptive method and make sure it does not contain anything to which you are intolerant
  • Perhaps you are acting against it without knowing it: consuming medications such as barbiturates or herbal products can make the emergency contraceptive method less effective. Being overweight is also an obstacle for the pill to work
  • There are a number of side effects: they go away within a few days and can include nausea or vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness, bleeding between menstrual periods or heavier menstrual bleeding, and lower back pain or cramps. abdomen

Supplemental Resources


It is always advisable not to skimp on caution when it comes to sexual and reproductive health. Although emergency contraception works and is accessible, you need to make sure of several elements thoroughly and you can achieve this with tests such as Sexually Transmitted Infections or Female Fertility

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