Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception is a service that is provided to women in an emergency, to prevent unwanted pregnancy following an unprotected act of sexual intercourse or when a woman has been a victim of sexual assualt. Appropriate counselling by a health provider must first be given before the regimen is administered to the woman who must receive instructions on its use. A total of four (4) tablets containing 0.75 mg Levonorgestrel-two of which must be taken no later than seventy-two (72) hours after unprotected sex to be followed by the other two tablets twelve (12) hours later. This regimen inhibits or delays ovulation and may also interact with the ovum(egg) and sperm transport and fertilization.