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Unwanted and unplanned pregnancy can cause unnecessary tension and fear. Sometimes when you don’t have sufficient information and you feel shy to discuss with your family, friends and even with your doctor, you become confused where to turn.
If you have had unprotected sex, you need not worry much as emergency contraceptive pills are now available. These pills can reduce your chance of getting pregnant. By taking emergency contraceptive pills in time, you don’t have to abort a life.
Two popular emergency contraceptive pills
Levonelle and ellaOne are among the 2 popular emergency contraceptive pills available to women who are looking for safe and effective contraceptive choices.. Many people call theses pills ‘morning after pills’, but it does not mean that you can take a pill only the next morning after sex. You can take a pill immediately after having unprotected sex. The earlier you take the emergency contraceptive pill, the better chance you have to prevent pregnancy.
How do emergency contraceptive pills work?
Levonelle and ellaOne work by releasing the hormone progesterone in women. Progesterone hormone is produced in large amount by the ovaries during pregnancy and the pill prevents a woman’s eggs from being fertilized or if they do become fertilised, the pill prevents the fertilised egg from being implanted in the womb.
Levonelle and ellaOne pills
Levonelle contains the active ingredient levonorgestrel and ellaOne contains the active ingredient ulipristal acetate. These pills can’t be taken on regular basis, they should only be taken in case of an emergency, when you have forgotten to take your regular contraceptive pills. If you use EC pills again and again they can prove to be dangerous.
You need to take Levonelle and ellaOne pills only on doctor’s prescription. The normal emergency contraceptive dose is one tablet. The Levonelle tablet can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. The ellaOne pill can be taken up to 120 hours after unprotected sex. Levonelle prevents about 95 out of 100 pregnancies, and ellaOne prevents about 98 out of 100 pregnancies. That is why we can say that ellaOne is more effective.
You should not take Levonelle and ellaOne pills if you are already pregnant.
Urban life and access to information technologies open to girls and young women a range of possibilities: better education, access to health and a lot of ideas and new skills. However, at the same time involve a number of dangers. A report by the humanitarian organization
Plan International published the fourth study report of the series “Because I Am a Girl: The State of the World’s Girls 2010″ (“Because I’m a girl: The status of girls in the world 2010″) and entitled “Digital and Urban Frontiers: Girls in a Changing Landscape “(” Digital Borders and urban areas: The girls in a changing landscape. “)
“The urban life and technology are two areas of growth and real opportunities, but it also means that girls and young women may be at risk,” he told IPS the report’s editor, Sharon Gould’s
Each month, the cities of the developing world increased by about five million people, with the arrival of immigrants from rural areas who aspire to a better life for themselves and their families left behind. It is estimated that by 2030 some 1,500 million girls live in urban areas.
The girls who move to the cities are more likely to go to school. In developing countries, assistance may be up to 37 percent higher for adolescents between 15 and 19. Access to health services is also easier, reducing maternal mortality and improves the understanding of sexual and reproductive health.
However, these benefits are accompanied by significant risks, homelessness, overcrowding and poor sanitation, all leading to an increase in physical and sexual abuse against women.