My contraception may have let me down…

Escapelle ® is meant for times when your usual method of contraception has let you down and you’re worried that you might become pregnant. Perhaps you’re on the Pill and you went away for the weekend and forgot to take the pack? Or maybe you’re on the mini-Pill and you missed it by more than 3 hours?

Some of us are just unlucky. Very occasionally a condom can split or slip off during intercourse. Or you might be using a diaphragm and it develops a mysterious little hole (you know you should have replaced it ages ago, but somehow you never got round to it).

The sooner you take Escapelle ® the better – ideally within 24 hours and at most 72 hours after unprotected sex.

Is Escapelle ® suitable for me?

The great majority of women can take Escapelle® emergency contraception (the morning after pill) without any problem. There are few side effects and there is no evidence of any long-term impact on your health of your future fertility. If you are over sixteen, you can buy Escapelle® over the counter at most pharmacies throughout South Africa.

However, a few medications can interact with emergency contraceptive pills, and make them less effective. And there are some medical conditions that may mean Escapelle ® is not suitable for you.

Some people have moral objections to emergency contraception. If you feel uncertain about these issues, you will find more information in this section.

If you decide against the emergency contraceptive pill, you can read about the alternative, the UID (intrauterine device) here.

Is Escapelle suitable for me?

The great majority of women can take Escapelle® emergency contraception (the morning after pill) without any problem. There are few side effects and there is no evidence of any long-term impact on your health of your future fertility. If you are over sixteen, you can buy Escapelle® over the counter at most pharmacies throughout South Africa.

However, a few medications can interact with emergency contraceptive pills, and make them less effective. And there are some medical conditions that may mean Escapelle® is not suitable for you.

Some people have moral objections to emergency contraception. If you feel uncertain about these issues, you will find more information in this section.

If you decide against the emergency contraceptive pill, you can read about the alternative, the UID (intrauterine device) here.

I want to care of my sexual health

Anyone can make a mistake with contraception and no matter how careful you are, things can still go wrong. When you get a scare, you can feel really upset and worried about the prospect of an unplanned pregnancy. While Escapelle® emergency contraception is designed to cover you in situations like this, it is not meant to be used as a regular method of birth control and it does not give you any protection from sexually transmitted infections.

If you are sexually active, it’s really important to take good care of your sexual health, firstly by having safe sex, and secondly, by choosing a long-term method of contraception that suits you.