Not every couple intends to start a family early in their marriage. To avoid getting pregnant during your honeymoon (or at any other time), you must use birth control.
A honeymoon is typically a time of joyous and unrestrained lovemaking, when a couple finally has the time and place to be alone together undisturbed, but there are consequences. For some, the biggest risk is missing out on seeing all the attractions outside the bedroom. For others, unwanted pregnancy is a risk they’d rather not take.
Birth control can be used by men or women. Each method has advantages and disadvantages. Discuss with your partner in advance of your honeymoon what type of birth control you want to use to avoid getting pregnant. Whichever one or combination of methods you choose, understand that you must use birth control consistently, every time you have intercourse, to avoid getting pregnant.
Although emergency contraception can be used to avoid pregnancy, it is not always readily available – so a bit of planning will go a long way in helping you to extend that honeymoon feeling until you want to start a family.
Note: Steps you take to avoid getting pregnant will not prevent you from becoming pregnant after you abandon the use of birth control. Emergency contraception also known as the morning after pill is a birth control option that women can use to reduce the risk of pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Emergency contraception has been available for more than 30 years and is a safe and effective method of birth control.
Emergency contraception contains the same hormones that are found in birth control pills. However, emergency contraception may help to reduce the risk of pregnancy by stopping ovulation, blocking fertilization, or by preventing the sperm from joining the egg. The mechanism likely depends on where in her menstrual cycle a woman is.
When Emergency Contraception Should Be Started:
In order to reduce the risk of pregnancy, emergency contraception should be started up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex. The sooner it is used, the better the chances of preventing pregnancy. The form available in Egypt is to take two tablets within 72 hours from intercourse.
Misconceptions About Emergency Contraception:
Emergency contraception is not the same thing as an abortion. Emergency Contraception cannot end a pregnancy or affect an existing pregnancy. Scientific and medical authorities are in agreement that emergency contraception reduces the risk of pregnancy and helps prevent the need for abortion.