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A 17-year-old female asked:

I had a mirena iud implanted on monday oct 23rd on the 8th day of my cycle. my barrier method of contraception (condom) broke during sexual intercourse tuesday oct 24th and i am very concerned. will i need to take emergency contraception? or will the m

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: An IUD works as emergency contraception, if a woman gets an IUD after having sex. If she already had an IUD before sex, then that is very good contraception, so no back-up method is needed to prevent pregnancy. If she keeps worrying about pregnancy, she can do a home urine pregnancy test. Tests are inexpensive, very accurate, and sold in stores everywhere. Adding condoms helps prevent infections.

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