Meet Preventeza—the Newest Emergency Contraception Available
November 19, 2018
There’s a new, over-the-counter brand of emergency contraception (EC) from the makers of Vagisil®. It’s called Preventeza™ and Vagisil is donating it to family planning centers across the nation with the hopes of reaching people who may not be able to otherwise afford or access EC, as well as making it available via a buy one, get one free deal on their website.
EC is a form of birth control taken to reduce the risk of pregnancy following unprotected penile-vaginal intercourse or intercourse where the method of birth control did not work. According to Vagisil, approximately seven out of eight women who take Preventeza are able to successfully prevent pregnancy from occurring (typically via preventing the release of an egg from their ovaries). EC does not affect a pregnancy that has already occurred. Although EC isn’t a replacement for forms of birth control, like the Pill and condoms, it’s important to be able to take action if needed after unprotected sexual intercourse. Preventeza is available both in drug stores and online.
For a limited time, Vagisil is also offering Preventeza through their “Buy One Get One Give One” (BoGoGo) campaign. You can visit Vagisil.com to buy one box of Preventeza and get another free of charge. This way, you can buy one and share one with a friend, or keep the extra box so you’re prepared if your method of birth control fails. (Keep in mind there is an expiration date to check.) Preventeza costs $46.99, which is about the same price as the Plan B One-Step® brand of EC. Vagisil also offers next-day shipping for an additional $10 or standard shipping within two to six business days. This is extra important because Preventeza, like many forms of EC, is only effective within three days of unprotected sex (and the sooner it’s taken, the more effective it is). (You can also order other brands of EC that may be even more affordable like AfterPill® and EContra®EZ).
So, act now and be prepared for those times when you need a little extra help with birth control!