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Emergency Pills Pl Go Easy On It

Discussion in 'Nature Cure' started by sunkan, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    New Delhi: With the market flooded by advertisements of 'emergency' pills to prevent unwanted pregnancies, doctors caution against their overuse stressing that these cannot be a replacement for the regular contraceptive methods.

    "There is no denying that emergency contraceptive pills are an ideal way to stop unwanted pregnancy but what should be kept in mind is that these pills have a very high dosage and hence, one should not consider it as any other contraceptive pill which can be popped daily," says Dr Sudha Salhan, Head of Department, Gynecology, Safdurjang Hospital.


    Emergency pill manufacturers also support the doctor cautionary note.


    "Emergency pills are not a replacement for normal contraceptive pills. It is indicated when there is unprotected sexual intercourse or failure of regular contraception or the woman forgets to take her regular pill for a few days. Normal OC pills are the most effective form of contraception," says Dr. Jaideep Gogtay M.D. Medical Services Cipla. Cipla has recently come out with a emergency contraceptive pill called i pill.


    Research shows that seventy-eight percent of the pregnancies in India are unplanned and at least twenty- five percent are unwanted. This leads to abortions, numbering to approximately 11 million a year, half of which are unsafe and are associated with high morbidity and mortality.


    Unprotected sexual intercourse and contraceptive failure are the key causes leading to unintended pregnancies. Lack of awareness further augments this problem.




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  2. knbg

    knbg Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Sunkan,
    Thanks for the information.
    Yes, anything that meddles with the endocrine system is not good and would cause side-effects.
     

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