Morning-After Pill: Controversy Explained
How does the "morning-after Pill"?
In Spain two brands are marketed: Postinor Norlevo or manufactured by Chiesi and Bayer respectively, both containing levonorgestrel, a hormone found in most birth control pills, but at a higher dose. Postino Norlevo and must be taken within 72 hours after having unprotected sex and are intended to prevent pregnancy if other contraceptive methods failed or were not used.
Postinor Norlevo and can prevent pregnancy in three ways:
1 .- By preventing the release of an egg from the ovary
2 .- By preventing fertilization of the egg
3 .- By preventing a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus,
according to the Pharmacopoeia.
Is it the same as the abortion pill?
No. Norlevo and Postinor is a contraceptive pill, which means that prevents pregnancy. If you are already pregnant, the pill will not work. The drug "will not disrupt or affect an existing pregnancy."
Why teens need a prescription to buy?
Postinor Norlevo and are now available without prescription to women over 16 years. Girls under 16 can get the medicine, but will need a doctor's prescription.
The reason for this restriction is the absence of studies demonstrating that the drug is safe and effective in adolescent girls and young women so that they can come to understand how to properly use the medication without consulting a doctor.
How much does it cost?
The cost of the morning-after pill is € 18.76.
What are the side effects and risk?
The use of Postinor Norlevo or may cause changes in a woman's menstrual cycle, menstruation exceptionally strong, nausea, headache, pain in lower abdomen, increased breast tenderness, fatigue, dizziness.