Does Emergency Contraception Cause Irregular Periods?

Emergency contraception may be necessary in order to prevent unexpected pregnancy.Just because you are going through menopause, does not mean you have to stop having fun, or even having sex. If you don’t want more kids, then emergency contraception may be necessary. However, some emergency contraception methods have been liked to irregular periods. If you want to discover if emergency contraception cause irregular periods, read on.

Forms of Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception is is a form of birth control that may be used by women who have had unprotected sex or used a contraceptive method that failed. The treatment generally is reserved for emergency situations and is not a regular method of birth control. Emergency contraception is used to prevent a pregnancy does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.

Emergency contraceptive pills can cause temporary infertility.There are two main forms of emergency contraception. You may choose to use an Intrauterine Device (IUD). An IUD can be inserted to prevent pregnancy within five to seven days after unprotected intercourse.IUD works by debilitating sperm, and preventing them from joining the egg. IUDs are most commonly used as primary contraceptive method, but can also be used as emergency contraception. Research has shown that IUDs do not cause irregular periods.

Emergency contraception is successful in preventing about three out of every four pregnancies that would have happened, works by delaying ovulation and can be taken up to 5 days after sex. Emergency contraceptives pills work by inhibiting the release of an egg (ovulation), and the implantation of a fertilized egg. In the unlikely event that implantation does occur, emergency contraception does not interrupt the pregnancy or put the fetus at risk. However the sooner it is taken, the better it works.

Emergency contraceptive pills work by suppressing your ovulation, causing temporary infertility in women. Emergency contraceptive pills, often called the “morning after pill” can cause irregular periods. Emergency contraceptive pills suppress ovulation by disrupting the normal levels of estrogen in the body.  Estrogen plays a vital role in your menstrual cycle, and anything that disrupts the delicate levels of estrogen in your body may produce irregular periods.

Alternatives to Emergency Contraception

A condom can prevent not only pregnancy but also the spread of diseases such as AIDS. If you've had unprotected sex, there could be a chance that you may become pregnant. To prevent pregnancy, some type of birth control is needed. If you do not want to increase your chance of having irregular periods, you may want to be more meticulous about using a condom or another form of birth control instead of relying on emergency contraception.


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