My Way is emergency contraception that helps prevent pregnancy after birth control failure or unprotected sex. It is a backup method of preventing pregnancy and should not be used as regular birth control.
How does My Way work?
My Way is one tablet with levonorgestrel, a hormone that has been used in many birth control pills for several decades. My Way contains a higher dose of levonorgestrel than birth control pills but works in a similar way to prevent pregnancy. It works mainly by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary. It is possible that My Way may also work by preventing fertilization of an egg (the uniting of sperm with the egg) or by preventing attachment (implantation) to the uterus (womb).
When should I use My Way?
The sooner you take emergency contraception, the better it works. You should use My Way within 72 hours (3 days) after you have had unprotected sex. My Way is a backup or emergency method of birth control you can use when:
- your regular birth control was used incorrectly or failed
- you did not use any birth control method