Emergency Contraception Backup: One Little Pill – One Huge Job
Men, when we think of super heroes, visions of capes, strong men and crazy wall-climbing powers come to mind, but if you have ever been in a situation where your condom has failed or you have had unplanned unprotected sex, a super hero to save you from her pregnancy woes looks a bit different. In fact, it comes in a single pill. It may not have ”S” on it’s chest but it might as well!
What is Ella?
Approved by the FDA, the newest emergency contraceptive (EC) and most powerful is Ella. Unlike the other morning after pill on the market, Ella morning after pill is effective for 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex mistakes or contraceptive failure. The other main type of EC pill (Plan B Morning after pill) is only effect for 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. Another difference is that ella remains equally as effective over the 5 days and the others lose effectiveness each hour that goes by after the incident.
How do Emergency Contraceptives (EC) Work?
It’s believed that the male sperm can live in the female reproductive tract for up to 5 days after sex has occurred. Even if you are not ovulating at the exact moment of sexual intercourse, if the egg is released anytime during those 5 days, the egg and sperm can join. Ella keeps ovulation from occurring during that time period.
When Should A Women Take Ella Morning After Pill?
Anytime you have unprotected sex, there is a chance of pregnancy. Typically it’s believed that your odds of becoming pregnant are about 1 in 20. When she takes Plan B your odds are reduced to 1 in 40 and with Ella the odds are 1 in 50. You may want to take EC if…
1.) The male condom breaks, tears, leaks or slips off the penis during sexual penetration.
2.) Other contractive fails (diaphragm slips, forgot to take ordinary birth control pills, etc…).
3.) If your women is the victim of rape or forced to have sex against her will.
4.) If you had unprotected sex. Guys that have precum dripping and leaking on female genitals. Didn’t pull out fast enough during male orgasms.
How and Where Do You Get Morning After Pill?
Ella pill is a prescription only medication and the female has to be 17 years old. She can opt for an online medical assessment for Ella and can have the medication sent to her door or at-work next-day. And the man can pay for it when ordering together online especially, if it’s the first date.
Why is it so Important to Backup Your Birth Control?
Men, pregnancy is something that can be wonderful and life-changing…when YOU plan for it. Many times, accidents happen and while you shouldn’t rely on EC as a routine form of birth control, it is there in case of emergency so that you have the choice. Many people don’t even know that this backup option exists and it’s important to spread the word. Taking EC also does not affect a female’s ability to become pregnant in the future and does not have any long-term side effects.