Advantages and disadvantages of contraceptive pills

  • Jan 06 , 2017

Having emergency contraception pills is an easy way to prevent pregnancy. Also known as the morning-after-pill, emergency contraception pills are extremely popular and they can be purchased online as well.

But, like any other medicine, contraceptive pills have some advantages and disadvantages too.

Disadvantages: Unprotected sex doesn’t just cause pregnancy but also raises the risks of infections from sexually transmitted diseases.

Emergency contraception pills cannot protect anyone from such sexually transmitted diseases. Emergency contraception works only when the pills are taken within the first seventy-two hours after having sexual intercourse without using any kind of protection. The sooner the pills are taken, the better it is. As the hours go by, the effect or the potential of emergency contraception diminishes. 

There are some side effects of emergency contraception. Feeling nauseous, vomiting tendencies and some cramps may be experienced after taking the pills.

Advantages: Emergency contraceptive pills can prevent pregnancy after having sexual intercourse without using a condom. There are pills which are taken before having unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy but they don’t always work well and condoms too may fail at times. Emergency contraception is thus an effective way to really control, rather avert the chances of pregnancy.

There are many birth control pills that you may opt for. In most cases, emergency contraception pills don’t interfere with other common medications that people are usually on. However, if you take some serious medication, then you should consult a doctor before choosing your emergency contraception pills.

Emergency contraception pills do not facilitate sterility or infertility. It doesn’t affect a woman’s ability to conceive later, nor does it increase the risks of potential problems of fetus development.