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Took plan b then a few hours later had unprotected sex I start my birth control will

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
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Safe Sex Scare: BCPs are often not effective in the 1st month, so the 3 days off on starting is not the main issue. Plan B usually works and most women are most fert... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Unprotected: Have you taken your Ocps daily? If you had then you were protected from pregnancy. You were unprotected against the wide variety of sexually transmitt... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
You should be okay: Varying the time of birth control dose by an hour or so daily is not significant enough to alter its effectiveness, as long as you continue to take yo... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Should not need: Plan B - even if one hour off from mini-pill.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
2 pills : When you miss a birth-control pill you should just take two the following day. Take two today and then resume taking them as normal. Plan b can be tak... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Take a test: Don’t guess. Take a test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Plan B ?'s: "unprotected sex w/o ejaculation" may be a false assumption, as semen can be released without full ejaculation. If you "started birth control" (assumi... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes safe: Sounds like you did the right thing -- you took Plan B after unprotected intercourse and then started a more effective long term plan with birth contr... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: It might be delayed by a few days/weeks. If your next period is late get a pregnancy test - it will most likely be negative and put your mind at ease.... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Start your pills...: It would be a good idea to start your contraception pills--especially since you have resumed sexual activity. Its ok to start the pills, even though... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Why would you take a 2 week break?There is no advantage to this and it can lead to pregnancy.If you skip more than 2 pillsyou should throw that packag... Read More

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