The use of the morning after pill has both advantages and disadvantages. Here are some advantages and disadvantages that you should know:
1. This can be your last resort to avoid an unwanted pregnancy.
2. If you are 17 years old or older, you do not need a prescription to buy pills the next day. You can have it soon after unprotected sex.
3. By consuming these pills, you avoid the unnecessary stress and tension of an unwanted pregnancy.
4. Even though the tablets do not help prevent pregnancy, they will not hurt the baby.
5. These pills will not affect your chances of getting pregnant in the future. Your fertility stays the same and comes back with your next rules.
6. Studies have shown that morning-after pills effectively reduce the risk of endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer.
1. They can cause some side effects. The common side effects of pills the next morning are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, irregular bleeding and breast tenderness.
2. The morning-after pill can also cause serious side effects such as liver problems, gallbladder disease, high blood pressure, and clots in the heart, intestines, and lungs.
3. They can lead to serious health complications for women with diabetes, heart disease and migraines.
4. They can also have adverse effects in women over 35 years old with cardiovascular disorders, deep vein thrombosis, liver problems and breast cancer.
5. The use of the morning-after pill increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy. In such a pregnancy, the embryo lodges in the fallopian tubes rather than in the uterus. If you take pills the next morning, the pregnancy may remain undetected. Indeed, the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy resemble the side effects of the pills: nausea and abdominal pain. If staying undetected for a long time, it can prove fatal.
6. Besides these side effects, the body can have an allergic reaction to the drug, causing an epidemic of rash and breathing problems.
7. In addition to physical side effects on the body, emergency contraceptive pills can also have a wider social impact. Easy over-the-counter access to emergency contraception raises questions about its misuse. Many people are of the opinion that this could lead to increased promiscuity, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and an increase in sexual violence against women.
Although the use of the morning-after pill becomes essential to avoid pregnancy after unprotected intercourse, its use should be avoided on a regular basis.