Accidents happen. Whether it is a condom mishap or a missed birth control pill, knowing about emergency contraception is essential. At Dame, we understand the urgency and sensitivity of this matter. In this guide, we navigate through emergency contraception in Singapore in the simplest way possible, ensuring you have the information you need when it matters the most.

Unveiling the Options: Emergency Contraception in Singapore

How They Work

All methods of emergency contraception work by lowering the chance that an egg will be fertilised by sperm. Basically, they create an unfriendly environment in a woman’s body to reduce the chances for fertilisation to happen. 

It cannot reverse a pregnancy that has already occurred. If pregnancy has started in the woman’s body, and it will not interfere with or harm the pregnancy.

Morning After Pill: A Convenient Response

There are two different brands of the morning after pill or emergency pill in Singapore. Moreover, they work similarly by interfering with the female hormone progesterone to prevent pregnancy. Contrary to popular belief, the morning after pill does not contain the same medication as the abortion pill.

Postinor-2 vs Ella

Postinor-2 and Ella are the two brands of morning after pill or emergency contraceptive pill in Singapore. Postinor-2 is also commonly known as Plan B. We highlight the main differences between them in terms of usage, effectiveness and cost.

Usage

The morning after pill or emergency pill should be taken as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse. Moreover, Ella has a wider timeframe where it remains effective (120 hours or 5 days) compared to Postinor-2 (72 hours or 3 days) after unprotected sex. 

Effectiveness

Time is of the essence. The sooner you take the morning after pill or emergency pill after unprotected sex, the better they work. In clinical studies, Ella was found to be more effective than Postinor-2 in preventing pregnancy. Ella is also more effective in women with higher BMI compared to Postinor-2 or Plan B.

Cost

Both Postinor-2 and Ella are effective options. For budget considerations, Ella is typically more expensive due to it being the newer brand on the market. 

What to expect after the morning after pill? We go in detail about emergency contraceptive pills in Singapore here. If all this information is too overwhelming, simply arrange a same-day consultation with our doctors here. At Dame, we navigate this journey with you. 

Intrauterine Device (IUD): A Reliable Fortress

For a more durable defence, consider the intrauterine device. In addition, the emergency IUD is more effective than the morning after pill or emergency pill. The copper IUD is the most effective form of emergency contraception.  Moreover, it can prevent more than 99% of pregnancies when inserted within 5 days of unprotected sex. 

While it requires professional insertion, the copper IUD can also provide continued birth control. This makes it a viable option for those planning beyond immediate concerns.

If you need some help discussing the topic of emergency contraception with your partner, read our Singapore Couple’s Handbook to the Morning After Pill and What Every Singaporean Guy Should Know About Plan B in Singapore

Is Emergency Contraception Safe?

is emergency contraception safe?

The different types of emergency contraception are safe in most women. Moreover, there is also no evidence to suggest that using emergency contraception affects future fertility. Emergency contraception is a preventative, temporary and short-term method that does not affect future fertility.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that “there are no absolute medical contraindications to the use of emergency contraception”. Furthermore, the WHO also states that “there are no age limits for the use of emergency contraception in any woman or girl of reproductive age.”. At Dame, we are not here to judge – your safety and health is our top priority.

At Dame, we debunk myths and misconceptions about emergency contraception here. 

What is the Fastest Way to Get Emergency Contraception in Singapore?

In Singapore, emergency contraception is only available with a prescription. This means you need to consult a doctor. It does not necessarily have to be prescribed by a women’s health specialist or gynaecologist. In addition, your neighbourhood general practitioner (GP) can also prescribe emergency contraception. However, not all GP clinics keep them in stock. 

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We always recommend speaking to a doctor before starting any medication. 

Telemedicine Solutions – Dame Singapore

Dame, a MOH-licensed telemedicine clinic in Singapore, provides a convenient solution to help you obtain emergency contraception quickly.

  • Same-Day Consultation: Dame offers same-day consultations, ensuring access to medical advice promptly. No queues, no waiting time.
  • Discreet Packaging ad Delivery: With a commitment to privacy, Dame ensures discreet packaging and delivery services. Receive your morning after pill or emergency pill right to your doorstep within 4 hours. No travelling and additional stress. 
  • Accessible Support: For urgent assistance or inquiries, Dame provides a WhatsApp helpline +65 8892 8269 offering support beyond your regular clinic service. 

Conclusion

In times of urgency, being armed with knowledge is your greatest asset. This guide equips you with the fastest and most effective solutions for emergency contraception in Singapore. Stay informed, stay empowered – take charge of your reproductive health with Dame.

Facing an urgent need for emergency contraception? At Dame, we understand the importance of acting fast.
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