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University students cautioned against misusing e- pills

24 June 2016, 14:01

Nakuru - University students in Nakuru have been urged to use contraceptives wisely.

Speaking in Nakuru town, Medical Practitioner Gilbert Mutiso said that he is concerned about the misuse of contraceptive pills especially the e-pills by students.

He said that instead of students going for protection or long-term use contraceptives, they opt for e-pills which he says are supposed to be used only in an emergency.

He warned that the e-pills should not be used more than 4 times in a year contrary to what the students are doing.

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“Students are now misusing the contraceptives especially the e-pills which will later have adverse effects on their health including triggering of hormonal imbalances in the body which results to tender breasts and irregular monthly periods,” said Mutiso.

“Students who cannot go for protection should consider long term contraceptive such as the contraceptive injection or contraceptive patch precaution which is much safer compared to the e-pill which some have got a tendency of swallowing every time they have sex,” he said.

“Prolonged use of emergency pills can affect your ability to get pregnant,” he said.

He also advocates for the use of protection like condoms saying it will protect them from STDs, unlike the contraceptives which expose them to STDs.

One of the students who opted for anonymity says she used the e-pills three times and the fourth attempt backfired.

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