Center for Disease Control's Confirmation of the Zika Virus From "Local Mosquitoes" in the U.S. Raises Unprotected Sex Risk, Reports AfterPill.com
World Health Organization Encourages Women to Have Emergency Contraception Available Because of Zika Virus Outbreak
Westport, CT, August 3, 2016 (Newswire.com) - AfterPill.com is reporting that this week’s alert by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) over the spread of the Zika Virus by “local mosquitoes” in Florida raises the importance of “after-sex” birth control in the event of unprotected sex.
The World Health Organization and women’s advocacy groups encourage women to travel smart and take precautions to avoid unexpected pregnancy due to birth control failure or unprotected sex. This week’s alert by the CDC underscores the importance of being prepared with an emergency contraceptive.
The AfterPill™ brand of emergency contraception provides an affordable option at its AfterPill.com website so a woman can be prepared in the event of unprotected sex or birth control failure.
The World Health Organization (WHO) in its “Prevention of potential sexual transmission of Zika virus” interim guidance published on February 18, 2016, highlighted the importance of access to emergency contraception: “Women who have had unprotected sex and do not wish to become pregnant because of concern with infection with Zika virus should also have ready access to emergency contraceptive services and counselling.”
“At www.AfterPill.com we help make emergency contraception more affordable with savings up to 60% off the national retail brands,” says John Linderman, Managing Director of Syzygy Healthcare, the makers of the AfterPill™ brand of emergency contraception. “AfterPill.com provides 100% availability and unrestricted access to the best-selling and #1 doctor-recommended emergency contraception medicine for $20 plus shipping, helping to make emergency birth control more affordable and available for women,” he commented.
AfterPill™ is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized over-the-counter emergency contraceptive (1.5 mg levonorgestrel) tablet made in the U.S. for use by women ages 17 and older. The dramatically lower price of AfterPill™ is intended to make emergency birth control more affordable and to encourage advance purchase so it is more quickly available in the event of unprotected sex or if birth control failure occurs. The sooner a woman takes a levonorgestrel-based emergency contraceptive, the more effective it is at preventing pregnancy, and research has shown it to be most effective within the first 12 hours.
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