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New Contraceptive Pill Offers Protection 5 Days After Sex January 31, 2010

Posted by bitchwantstea in Health, News, Sex / Relationships.
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Ulipristal Acetate – a new type of ‘morning after’ emergency contraceptive pill, has been shown to work well, even when taken five days after having sex.

The more commonly used emergency pill – Levonorgestrel – has a effectiveness window of only three days.  However, Levonorgestrel, unlike Ulipristal Acetate, can be obtained without a prescription.  This is because the new pill does not yet have the established safety record of Levonorgestrel.

The level of side effects are roughly the same in both drugs.

Ann Furedi, chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service described the new type of drug as “exciting news”.

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