The pill afterwards

The most important questions and answers on the subject of emergency contraception

What is the pill after? In which cases can the intake be useful?

The pill after that is a hormone preparation, which can still prevent an unwanted pregnancy up to 5 days after unprotected sexual intercourse. In medicine, it is also called Postkoitalpille (Latin for "after intercourse").

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In which period should I take the pill afterwards? How safe does she look?

If you decide to take the pill afterwards, you should act quickly. The sooner you take the tablet after unprotected intercourse, the higher the chances that an unwanted pregnancy can actually be prevented.

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How can I get the pill afterwards? Are any examinations necessary?

As in most other European countries, the pill will be available in the pharmacy from 15 March 2015 in Germany without a prescription. It no longer needs to be prescribed by a doctor. And even if you break the condom on the weekend, you no longer need to go to the emergency department of a hospital, but can provide on Saturday or in the night or Sunday service of pharmacies themselves.

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How exactly does the pill work after that?

Over the decades, the so-called emergency contraception (ie the possibility of an unwanted pregnancy even after sexual intercourse still prevent contraception) has been steadily developed. Today, it is usually only necessary to take a usually well-tolerated tablet.

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Do I have to expect side effects with the pill? What else to consider?

The pill after that is well tolerated in most cases. A frequent, but also harmless side effect is here only the stretching of the breasts.

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Why is it possible that pregnancy sometimes happens despite the pill?

The onset of the period can be postponed by taking the pill afterwards (medically postcoital pill) a little forward or backward. If the next menstruation, based on the calculated date, but more than 5 days in coming, a pregnancy test should be performed or the gynecologist be visited.

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When does the spiral come into question for emergency contraception?

In case of a desired emergency contraception after sexual intercourse, in most cases the pill will be taken afterwards. However, with the so-called copper spiral there is also an alternative method available here.

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