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Hi, my husband and i had sex using a condom saturday night and condom broke. i took plan b 30 minutes after incident but believe i am ovulating?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Plan B: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. Good choice using Plan B. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test in 10-14 days after use to confirm that it worked
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Dr. Michelle Jones singer
Gynecology 40 years experience
Probably safe: You are probably not pregnant. I suggest you take a pregnancy test 1 week after a missed period.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 39 years experience
95-97% effective: when used that soon after, You have done everything you can do at this point.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Plan B EFFECTIVE95%: Plan B is effective 95% of the time if taken within 24 hours It works by delaying ovulation and interfere with fertilisation of egg .
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Last updated May 5, 2015

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