People who are sexually active and want to avoid pregnancy should be aware of their options when it comes to birth control. There are many types of contraception available to help avoid pregnancy. However, the only completely reliable method for avoiding pregnancy is abstaining from sex.

Medicine to Prevent Pregnancy 

1. Postinor 2 

Postinor-2 tablet is an emergency contraceptive preparation that can prevent contraception if it is taken within 72 hours following unprotected intercourse. The administration of Postinor-2 as an emergency contraceptive is recommended in the following cases:

If no contraceptive measure of any kind was taken during intercourse; If the applied contraceptive measure cannot be considered reliable, i.e. tear or slip inappropriate use of condom; disposition or tear or premature removal of diaphragm or pessary; unsuccessfully interrupted coitus; erroneous calculation of fertile days in case of periodic abstinence; in case of IUD loss or removal; omitting the ingestion of 3 or more hormonal contraceptive tablets to be taken regularly

2. Lydia Postpill

Lydia Contraceptive Postpill is also known as the morning-after pill is an emergency contraceptive oral pill for women. This means it is used by women to prevent an unwanted pregnancy after unprotected sex or when a contraceptive method fails. Please note that this does not protect against the risk of HIV/AIDS and STIs. The Lydia Postpill is not to be used as a daily contraceptive option. Please contact your pharmacist or doctor or family planning clinic for a contraceptive method that suits you.

3. Secure Contraceptive

Secure is a combined oral contraceptive pill which contains estrogen & progestin taken daily by a woman to prevent pregnancy from occurring. Secure comes in 3 cycles (28 tablets). Each beige tablet contains 150mcg of levonorgestrel, 30mcg ethinyl estradiol.


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