More effective for longer, ella is an exciting arrival on SA’s shores. Included in the WHO core list of Essential Medicines for Emergency Contraception within 5 days of unprotected sexual intercourse or contraceptive failure in women of child-bearing age1, ella is advised to be taken within 24 hours after unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure and indicated for use up to 5 days2.

Emergency contraceptives play a critical role in avoiding unintended pregnancies [Image: jcomp/Freepik].

The webinar took place on 11 March at 19:00pm. The event was sponsored by Actor Pharma and Pharmacy Magazine and presented by Dr Larisse Badenhorst.

To view a replay of the event, CLICK HERE.

Once you have watched the replay, please contact to receive a certificate of attendance. Please allow 4-6 weeks for us to process your certificate, after which it will be mailed to the email address you provided during registration.

Please email for any queries.

For more information visit:

  • 1. WHO Technical Report Series. The Selection of Essential Medicines, WHO expert committee on the selection and use of essential medicines, committee recommendations 2017, page 369.
  • 2. ella Patient Information Leaflet, what is ella used for, ella Patient Information Leaflet, How ella works.