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A 23-year-old male asked about a 18-year-old female:

I took one nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pill unknowing that you needed to take 4 for the first dose. do i take 4 or 3 at the same time for e.b.c after unprotected sex?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Plan B: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is another brand that can be used up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse. 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 days.

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Last updated Feb 3, 2016

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