Prepared Is Powerful: Women’s Health Matters
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Did you know that one in two women may need emergency contraception at some point during her lifetime? But only one in 10 women will actually use it when needed, for whatever reason.
These women are your friends, your sisters, your classmates, and your co-workers. One of them might even be you or be you in the future. Having access to emergency contraception like Preventeza™ allows women to be prepared and not panicked after birth control failure or unprotected sex.
The first time I was really exposed to the idea of emergency contraception was in college. Truthfully, it wasn’t something I even thought about until then, mostly because I didn’t know much about it. The women I knew who sought it out generally spoke about it in hushed tones. They’d make a mad dash to the drug store at the end of campus to get the protection they needed.
Personally, I wish back in my college days that women hadn’t felt so ashamed of needing emergency contraception. I also wish I had more information and resources to share with them on the topic. Education can help you feel prepared, and being prepared is powerful.
What Is Emergency Contraception?
If you’re not familiar with emergency contraception, it uses the same ingredients as most birth control pills. It just has a higher dose to help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. It is important to note that an emergency contraceptive is not for regular birth control. It’s meant to be used only in emergency situations.
The ingredient used is a hormone — levonorgestrel. It’s a synthetic progestin that helps prevent pregnancy before it happens. If this is something you’d like to know more about for your personal health, consult your doctor or primary care physician for more information. It’s important that you advocate for yourself, both in the long-term and in emergency situations.
There are many reasons a woman can find herself in need of an emergency contraceptive pill. Just like you have a toolkit at the ready for your period, emergency contraception is a backup plan to have on hand as part of your sexual health toolkit. Keeping a pill or two on hand for when the need arises, whether it’s for you or a friend, can give you peace of mind when you really need it.
Vagisil® recently launched Preventeza™, an emergency contraceptive pill. For over 40 years, Vagisil® has been Shameless About Vaginal Health™ and that means speaking openly on women’s health. By women and for women, it is their mission to educate and inform women on sexual health while providing them with solutions to these intimate issues. Especially during sensitive times with issues most young women aren’t comfortable talking about.
Women deserve to feel in control of their health and bodies because women’s health matters. You have choices, and they matter. You have options available to you and should never feel ashamed about using them, needing them or seeking more information.
How It Works
The emergency contraceptive pill Preventeza™ is to be taken within 3 days (72) hours of birth control failure. There is no shame in being prepared for any situation you might find yourself in.
Emergency contraception primarily works by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary. But it may also work be preventing the fertilization of the egg or by preventing a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterine wall.
It is a one tablet, one dose pill you can feel confident about taking. It’s a safe method for helping prevent pregnancy when taken as directed. See here for additional information.
As part of the launch of this new option in their extensive line of women’s health products, Vagisil® is offering a buy-one-get-one or buy-one-give-one deal so the one in two women in your life can be prepared. Keep both for yourself or give one to a friend so she can be prepared at all times. Buy one, get one or give one free here!
There is no shame in taking control of your health, and that includes educating yourself and preparing with emergency birth control options. Having Preventeza™ on hand means that it’s part of your plan a — and there’s no need for a plan b. You can feel safe, secure, and prepared for a birth control failure.