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A 37-year-old member asked:

havent taken birth control in a week and boyfriend came inside me. should i use plan b too?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Plan B: If you haven't used birth control in a week then you are not protected from pregnancy . Plan b should be used with 72 hours to be effective.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Why is Plan B called "birth control"?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Politics: It's more palatable that way.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is Plan B more effective then birth control?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No!: With no missed pills, "perfect use", the failure rate is 0.3%->99% effective.In typical use, because taking a pill every d without ever missing is hard, about 9/100 couples will get pregnant/year.But emergency birth control, plan b, reduces your risk of pregnancy by about 80-85%, and is not intended for regular use.Ask about other bc options that are easy to use and long lasting like iud or implant.
A 43-year-old member asked:

After taking Plan B do, would i still need to follow my regular birth control schedule?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Plan B and BCP's: It is most likely that you will have a bleed within 10 days of finishing plan b. Thus you will have to start a new pack of bcp's.
A 45-year-old member asked:

I don't want to take my birth control when on vacation, it's such a hassle. When should I take Plan B after intercourse?

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Dr. Andrew Poleszak
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
See the doctor: As above.
Grand Prairie, TX
A 33-year-old female asked:

My birth control method failed. I've read that Plan B works up to 72 hours after what if i wait 24 hrs after because my pharmacy is closed? Am i safe?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Plan B: Yes - waiting 24 hours after sex is ok. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes.

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