It’s 2018, and these ladies (plus our CEO Keech Combe Shetty) want everyone to know that sex isn’t taboo and taking control of your sexual health shouldn’t be either.
The women in our TV spot are not only actors, they’re real women with opinions about their bodies. We sat down with them to get their POV on emergency contraception, and then they joined our rallying cry.
Ashley said it best: women shouldn’t feel ashamed about using emergency contraception. We’re all in this together, and that’s why we created Preventeza™ Emergency Contraceptive.
While on set at the Preventeza™ TV shoot, these actors told us why they felt it was important to help raise awareness about emergency contraception.
Buy one Preventeza™ Emergency Contraceptive on Vagisil.com and get one free to keep or give to a woman in your life. That way, you can help her be prepared after unprotected sex or birth control failure. Just add two Preventeza™ boxes to your cart, and we’ll cover the price of the second one. Options. Control. Preparedness. What better gift could you give your bestie?
What do you do in that ‘oh, sh*t’ moment after unprotected sex or birth control failure when you think there’s a chance you could get pregnant? Real talk, you panic. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We have an option that can put you in control of the situation and help prevent pregnancy before it even starts. What is it? Preventeza™, a one tablet, one dose emergency contraceptive pill made with the same ingredient (levonorgestrel) used in most birth control pills. When used within 72 hours, Preventeza™ can help prevent pregnancy before it even starts.
1-in-2 women may need to use emergency contraception. That’s 50% of women. She could be your sister, your friend, your classmate. She could be you. And even though many women may find themselves in this situation, only 10% of us have used an emergency contraceptive. Why?
Well, there’s shame, societal stigma, and simply not knowing it’s available, how it works or if it’s safe... to name a few. We’re on a mission to end the stigma unjustly attached to this contraceptive method and provide the information and solutions women need to be in control. So we can all be prepared, not panicked.
Vagisil partnered with 200 college students from the HerCampus network to spearhead a #PreparedIsPowerful social media campaign. The students are taking to their feeds to talk about the importance of being prepared and why Preventeza™ should be in every woman’s birth control toolkit.
Vagisil CEO Keech Combe Shetty will be a keynote speaker at the BlogHer 2018 Creators Summit in NYC. She’s squashing stigmas and shifting the perception of emergency contraception so we can all be in control.
The mission behind this launch is to change the conversation, and empower and educate women in order to minimize the shame that’s historically been associated with emergency contraception. To help women be in control, let them know what their options are, and help them be prepared if the need arises. We wanted to be proactive about narrowing the gap between the 1-in-2 women who may need emergency contraception and the 1-in-10 using it. Because when the team at Vagisil® learned these facts, we were shocked.
When we talk about Preventeza™, we’re talking about levonorgestrel, which is a synthetic progestin that’s currently in many contraception methods. As always, we encourage women to talk about their options with their doctors. When taken as directed, Preventeza™ is a safe method of preventing pregnancy before it starts.
There are many reasons a woman could find herself in a situation of needing an emergency contraceptive. It’s not our job to judge that reason or situation. It’s our job to make sure women know about the options available to them, and help make sure they don’t feel ashamed when seeking them out or using them.
Every woman should have a sexual health toolkit where they keep all the potential options they may need, including condoms, birth control, and Preventeza™ Emergency Contraceptive. We encourage women to plan ahead and keep Preventeza™ on hand so they can avoid that mad dash to the drug store when they have a failure in their birth control plan. If women have Preventeza™ on hand as part of their plan a, then they don’t need a plan b.
*Preventeza™ is to be used as emergency contraception and is not intended for regular birth control. Offer valid while supplies last through September 30,2018. Offer does not apply to previous purchases, cannot be combined with any other offer, and has no cash value. Offer valid only at Vagisil.com. Offer not valid in retail stores. Offer valid on single address shipments to US addresses within the 48 contiguous states only. This offer may be canceled or modified at any time. Purchase Polices apply.