have had sexual relations without using contraception and you are worried
you are pregnant ...
Use the emergency oral contraception!
the case of unprotected (no contraception, forgotten pill, no
condom or an "accident" with the condom), it is possible to
use the "morning after" pill within
the 3 days (72 hours) following
method is more efficient used as soon as possible. It
does not disrupt an existing pregnancy.
The morning after pill,
it fixes ...
and it's efficient.
Which pill, which dosage?
treatment consists of taking 2 pills at one time (April 2004
notice). The 2 pills must be taken as soon as possible, preferably
in the 12 hours after the unprotected sexual relation, and 72 hours
(3 days) after at the latest.
or Stéridil® :
72 hours, take 2 pills then 2 more pills 12 hours later.
Afterwards, your period should return on the date normally expected.
When it returns, remember to take a birth control pill the first day
of your period!
After taking the morning after pill and while waiting for your period
to return, use local
vaginal suppositories or unidoses (sold over the counter in pharmacies)
spermicidal creams (sold over the counter in pharmacies)
condoms (pharmacies, supermarkets,
If your period doesn't return, consult a doctor immediately.
The morning after pill may sometimes also be prescribed after forgetting
to take your birth control pill.
Where to get the day after pill?
all pharmacies for Norlévo®,
in a PMI center,
a family planning centre, a hospital emergency gynecological
from a private
and for minors
you're in junior or high school,
from your school nurse (Norlévo®)
in all pharmacies
for Norlévo®, without
and for free and without parental authorization since the order
2002-39 dated January 9, 2002 concerning giving emergency contraceptive
medicines to minors: being a minor is explained by simple oral declaration
by the minor to the pharmacist. Before filling the request, the pharmacist
must confirm that the situation of the minor corresponds to the criteria
for emergency and to the usage conditions of this contraception. The
interview also allows the pharmacist to give information to the minor
about choosing a regular contraceptive method, about the prevention
of sexually transmitted diseases, and about the importance of a follow-up
exam. This discussion is completed by giving documentation about these
subjects; the pharmacist also gives contact information for the nearest
family planning and education centers. The pharmacist is directly reimbursed
by Social Security, without giving the name of the beneficiary.