EC/MAP Made Easy

EC (ECP – Emergency Contraception Pill) is also referred to as The Morning After Pill (MAP). The Drug. Some Estrogen / Progesterone combinations of ECP contain very high dosages of daily oral contraceptive (OC) pills (depending on the manufacturer). EC is similar in chemical content to the Pill, the Shot, and the Patch. It is a very high dosage of hormones (may be 40-50 times stronger than a daily dosage of The Pill) taken within 72 hours after unprotected sexual activity.  The earlier EC is taken after the sexual encounter, the "better the chances" it will prevent pregnancy, or possibly cause an embryo to be aborted. When they were first introduced years ago, OCs had much higher dosages than they presently contain. However, the higher estrogen levels caused serious health problems for women; so the levels of estrogen were lowered significantly. Now, in EC/MAP, the very high estrogen levels are being pushed as acceptable, sometimes without an initial medical exam or follow-up exams. Nothing has changed: high estrogen levels that caused serious health for women before, will likely cause serious health problems again. Taking multiple birth control pills (OCs) can work as Emergency "Contraception", but not as well, and is very nausea producing, due to the high doses of estrogen.  It is an old method, before Preven (which also contains estrogen, and is nausea producing). Preven (estrogen/progesterone combination) and Plan B (progestin only – levonorgestrel) are currently marketed as ECs. Levonelle is the same product as Plan B in the United States, but made by Schering-Plough in U.K. as opposed to Barr Labs in U.S. (Postinor-2 in Australia.) "Plan B" contains the progestin substance levonorgestrel...