3/11/13

Contraception??

Instead of enjoying a night of post-sex bliss you are pounding the floor waiting for daylight to run up to the pharmacy. Why?  Because the condom broke and you need (EC) Emergency Contraception ASAP!  Relax. The sooner you take EC the more effective it is, but you have a little wiggle room. Over the counter EC including Plan B One Step and Next Choice are 89% effective at preventing pregnancy for 72 hours after unprotected sex. Plus, a new prescription called Ella works up to five days after sex, but you need to see the Doctor first and time is of the essence. Next, call your insurance carrier to see if it is covered under the Affordable care Act so you don't have to fork out $35 to $60 for this most wanted Rx. If you do not have coverage, head to the nearest Planned Parenthood. (Another reason why Planned Parenthood is so important to women, and is worth fighting for). Also, check Not-2-Late.com.  Now that you have the cost covered you will have to find a pharmacy that has it in stock.  If all else fails, drive up to your friendly druggist and ask for the OTC. You do not have to give any explanations.  Remember this: EC is not abortion.  According to Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Asst. Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood; EC disrupts the ovulation process. If you're already pregnant it will not change that fact.  Also, EC has noticable side effects, so it is always safe to consult your physician before you take any drug.  It is very stressful to get EC when you are in the 'why-does-this-have-to-happen-to-me' syndrome.  Order Ella online and keep some in your medicine chest to help out your BFF the next time this need comes to the surface. 'Cause this will never happen to you again!

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