A 17-year-old female asked:
hi, i would like to know if i could use trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) as emergency contraception, i live in europe and plan b is not given over the counter.
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: It's not ideal, but yes, you can. Try and match up the dose equivalents, if at all possible.
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www.Not-2-late.Com . If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy!
Gynecology 14 years experience
Consider copper IUD: If you want to avoid pregnancy for longer than a year, it might be worth getting a copper iud. It can be placed up to 5-7 days after unprotected sex. Also available in most countries in europe.
Last updated May 26, 2017
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