There are stigmas and misconceptions that are attached to emergency contraception and those you use them. I say that because in high school, I thought emergency contraception options were for those who were promiscuous and didn’t know how to control themselves. Luckily, we all grow up and learn quite swiftly that statement is far from the truth. With that in mind, I’m happy to partner with Vagisil®and Her Campus Media to help you understand emergency contraceptives a little bit more.
1. It is NOT an abortion pill.
Preventeza™ by the makers of Vagisil® is a one tablet, one dose emergency contraceptive that helps stop pregnancy before it starts. An abortion pill terminates a pregnancy. Also, Preventeza™ doesn’t abort a pregnancy or cause a defect in a current pregnancy.
2. You have to take it right away.
Preventeza™ has to be taken as directed within 3 days (72 hours) of unprotected sex or birth control failure to help prevent pregnancy. To ensure effectiveness of an emergency contraceptive, you have to take it as soon as you possibly can.
3. You don’t need a prescription.
Preventeza™ is sold over the counter and there’s no need to get a note from your doctor. This is perfect because not all doctors are available 24/7, but Preventeza™ can be found at your local pharmacy.
4. You can take it even if your birth control methods fail.
That’s why Preventeza™ is called an emergency contraceptive. It is used when you’ve had a quick lapse in judgment for whatever reason or your primary birth control option failed, whatever it may be. You can still take your Preventeza™ tablet and relax.
5. It doesn’t protect you for STDs, so STILL BE SAFE!
Preventeza™ is an emergency contraceptive. Let me repeat for the folks in the back; IT IS AN EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE which means you only use it when you’ve had an “emergency”. You should continue to take the proper steps in having protected sexual encounters. Pulling out does not count as an effective birth control or protected sex option.
6. It won’t affect your fertility.
Preventeza™ doesn’t affect your ability to have children in the future. All it does is delay your ovulation process in order to prevent pregnancy. Will it affect your next period after taking the pill? It may! Everybody’s body is different. It may show up on time, early, or a few days late. But what it won’t do is prevent you from being a parent in the future.
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