Contraception may have failed (e.g. slipped or torn the condom), been used incorrectly (e.g. forgotten to take the pill for several days) or you may have had unprotected sex.
There are two methods that can prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Due to the seriousness of the side effects and lower effectiveness than ordinary contraception, these methods are only intended as an emergency solution.
The morning-after pill
The morning-after pills NorLevo and ellaOne contain a progesterone (levonorgestrel or ulipristal). The effect is probably due to suppression of ovulation and changes in the endometrium, which makes it more difficult for a fertilised egg to be implanted. This pill cannot terminate a pregnancy. You should take this pill as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse, but in any case within 72 hours. This method is not 100% reliable and the reliability decreases the longer you wait to take it. The morning-after pill is available without a prescription at pharmacies and drug stores, but is reimbursed with a prescription to young people up to 21 years of age.
The morning-after IUD
The IUD prevents the implantation of any fertilised egg. This method can be used up to five days after the unprotected intercourse. You can choose to leave the IUD in place as normal contraception so that you are protected against pregnancy for five years.
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