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Hi i was in my ovulation period and had unprotected sex on the first day of o. is it safe to take ec 4 days later?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Ella (ulipristal acetate) yes: Plan B needs to be taken within 72 hours. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is another brand that works differently and can be taken up to 5 days after intercourse
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