Postinor, also known as the morning-after pill or emergency contraception, is a medication used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure, such as a condom breakage or missed birth control pills. It contains levonorgestrel, a synthetic hormone that can inhibit or delay ovulation, the release of an egg from the ovary.
When taken as directed, preferably within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex, Postinor can significantly reduce the risk of pregnancy. It is more effective the sooner it is taken after intercourse. However, it is important to note that emergency contraception is not 100% guaranteed to prevent pregnancy.
Postinor should not be relied upon as a regular method of contraception because it is less effective than most other forms of birth control. It is intended to be used only as a backup option when regular contraception fails or is not used. If you are sexually active and do not wish to become pregnant, it is advisable to use a reliable method of contraception consistently and correctly.
If you have concerns about pregnancy or contraception, it is always best to consult with a healthcare professional who can provide personalized advice and guidance based on your specific situation.