Dear Amma, I had sex with my boyfriend yesterday, but now I’m scared of getting pregnant. Should I take an emergency pill to avoid any chance of pregnancy?
My dear machli,
It is only natural to be scared about your belly swelling up like a coconut. But popping too many emergency pills can mess up your health. Amma will advise you to use the morning-after pill only if her little dosa has been reckless the night before and used the banana without the peel, or if the peel didn’t work the way it was supposed to.
But sometimes little idlis and vadas can be too adventurous while trying out new things. If such an experiment goes wrong, you can look up to using the emergency pill. But, mind you, there are a few things you need to make sure of before you use them; first, make sure that you take the pill within 72 hours of having sex for best results. Second, do not swallow the pill without making sure that my little machli is not allergic to the ingredients of the medicine. Third, if my dear machli has any history of period abnormalities, then she should consider contacting a gynecologist first. After checking all these things, Amma will advise you to buy a tried-and-trusted emergency pill. I-pill, Undesirable 72, and Preventol are among the best.
My dear machli, after taking the pill, if you experience any of the side effects- unexpected vaginal bleeding, vomiting or shortness of breath- then you should immediately contact a gynaecologist. (there are many discrete gynos available online.)
Amma will give you some advice- don’t use the emergency pill too often. Taking this pill very often can have some serious side effects on my innocent machlis and idlis. Make sure you are zipped up beforehand and only take an emergency pill as a last resort. Remember, while adding a little masala to your chutney-making process is a fun idea, don’t go overboard with it. There are many safe ways to add that masala that won’t require you to consume emergency pills later. Make sure to stay safe, and have fun!