Are There Any Side Effects Associated With Emergency Contraception Pills?
The most common side effects associated with emergency contraception pills include:
- Abdominal pain
- Menstrual changes
Ask your doctor or pharmacist about ways to reduce nausea. They may prescribe some anti-nausea medicine for you to take before you take an ECP.
Does It Protect Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?
No. Emergency contraception will not protect you from contracting an STD, such as HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The best way to avoid getting STDs is to limit sexual contact to one uninfected partner. If that is not an option, use a latex condom correctly every time you have sex.