A more effective morning-after pill
A new type of morning-after pill is more effective than the most widely used drug at preventing pregnancies in women who had unprotected sex and also works longer, for up to five days, a new study says.
The report was published Friday in the British medical journal, Lancet.
Levonorgestrel, the most widely used emergency contraceptive pill, is only effective if women take it within three days of having sex.
It is sold under various brand names includingLevonelle and Plan B, and is available in more than 140 countries, including the United States, Canada and many countries in western Europe.
In nearly 50 of those countries women can get it without a prescription.
International researchers compared Plan B to the new drug ulipristal acetate, sold as ellaOnein Europe only with a doctor's prescription. The drug is not legally on the market elsewhere.
Experts tracked nearly 1,700 women aged 16 to 36 who received emergency contraception within three to five days of having unprotected ***. About half got Plan B while the rest gotellaOne.
In the group that got Plan B, there were 22 pregnancies. In those that got ellaOne, there were 15. In both groups, the most frequently reported side effect was a headache.
The research was paid for ellaOne's maker, HRA Pharma, which helped design the study.
When the researchers pooled their results with a previous study comparing the two morning-after pills, they found women who took ellaOnewithin five days after *** almost halved their chances of becoming pregnant compared to women who took Plan B.
Women who took ellaOne had a 1.8 percent chance of becoming pregnant, while women who took Plan B had a 2.6 percent chance.
Last May, the European drug regulator approved ellaOne. HRA Pharmacy has refused to say where else the pill is being submitted for approval.
Compared with Plan B, which becomes less effective over time, ellaOne appears to work consistently well over five days in women who have unprotected ***.
Health officials, however, warned that this should not give women a false sense of security.
- China Daily
Saya buat posting ni bukan nak encourage utk you all pi buat seks kerrr. Ini utk:
1. Yang terlanjur - yg mmg dah pikir sanggup mengandung dan kemudian plan nak flush anak dalam toilet - anda mungkin boleh guna pil ni
2. Yang kena rogol
3. Yang merogol
4. Yang takut kalau hamil suami dapat tahu yg dia akan dapat anak kembar atas 2 bapa (sebab had seks dgn 2 lelaki dalam masa 24 jam) - sila baca posting saya terawal
5. Yg takut mengandung yg akan beri detrimental effect kepada health
6. Yg bersama suami malam sebelumnya tapi tereksiden...
Dan lain2 yg sewaktu dengannya!