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The difference between
MONTHLY PILL & EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE PILL

The monthly and the emergency contraceptive pill are both hormonal pills taken to help prevent unplanned pregnancies. But do you know the differences between them, and how they are intended to be used?

MONTHLY
PILLS

VS

ECP
(Emergency Contraceptive Pill)

1 pill at the same time daily for reliable and effective birth controlWhen To UseWithin 3 to 5 days after unprotected sex
Effectiveness

*if taken within 3 days after unprotected sex

Nausea, breast tenderness and headaches. Usually, side effects are mild and resolve within a few months.Side Effects?May experience nausea, fatigue, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, dizziness, headaches.
Frequent use may cause periods to become irregular and unpredictable.

The difference between
MONTHLY PILL & EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE PILL

The monthly and the emergency contraceptive pill are both hormonal pills taken to help prevent unplanned pregnancies. But do you know the differences between them, and how they are intended to be used?

MONTHLY
PILLS

VS

ECP
(Emergency
Contraceptive Pill)

1 pill at the same time daily for reliable and effective birth controlWhen To UseWithin 3 to 5 days after
unprotected sex
Effectiveness

*if taken within 3 days after unprotected sex

Nausea, breast tenderness and headaches. Usually, side effects are mild and resolve within a few months.Side Effects?May experience nausea, fatigue, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, dizziness, headaches.
Frequent use may cause periods to become irregular and unpredictable.

The difference between
MONTHLY PILL & EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE PILL

The monthly and the emergency contraceptive pill are both hormonal pills taken to help prevent unplanned pregnancies. But do you know the differences between them, and how they are intended to be used?

MONTHLY PILL

When to use: 1 pill at the same time daily for reliable and effective birth control.

Effectiveness: Up to 99%

Side Effects: Nausea, breast tenderness and headaches. Usually, side effects are mild and resolve within a few months.

ECP (Emergency Contraceptive Pill)

When to use: Within 3 to 5 days after unprotected sex.

Effectiveness: 75% – 89%*
*if taken within 3 days after unprotected sex

Side Effects: May experience nausea, fatigue, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, dizziness, headaches. Frequent use may cause periods to become irregular and unpredictable.

Emergency Pill
Misconceptions

It Does Not Affect Fertility

Taking the emergency pill more than once in a cycle
does not affect your ability to conceive in the future.

It Is Not An Abortion Pill

The emergency pill does not disrupt an existing
pregnancy if conception has happened.

Emergency Pill
Misconceptions

It Does Not Affect Fertility

Taking the emergency pill more than once in a cycle does not affect your ability to conceive in the future.

It Is Not An Abortion Pill

The emergency pill does not disrupt an existing pregnancy if conception has happened.

Emergency Pill
Misconceptions

It Does Not Affect Fertility

Taking the emergency pill more than once in a cycle does not affect your ability to conceive in the future.

It Is Not An Abortion Pill

The emergency pill does not disrupt an existing pregnancy if conception has happened.

Other Benefits Of The Monthly Pill

Lighter, more regular periods

Less hormonal acne

Less menstrual cramps

Less PMS symptoms

Reduced risk of ovarian & endometrial cancer

*Disclaimer: not all brands of monthly pills have the same type of additional benefits. Speak to your doctor to find out which type of monthly pills is most suitable for you.

Other Benefits Of The
Monthly Pill

*Disclaimer: not all brands of monthly pills have the same type of additional benefits. Speak to your doctor to find out which type of monthly pills is most suitable for you.

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