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A 24-year-old female asked:

I lost my virginity with no penetration and not protected 3 days ago. it seems like i cant take the urgency pill any longer but should i start taking the everyday pill from now on to stop an eventual pregnancy? otherwise please tell me what to do?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Question unclear but: Ella can be taken up to 5 days after sex, and can alter the menstrual-type bleeding for the cycle in which Ella was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex. An IUD can be used instead of Ella, if one's doctor approves. Plan ahead with one of the many birth control options. Oral contraceptive pills work great in young women.

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