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A 24-year-old female asked:

I am currently on day 18 in menstrual cycle. started bcps 9 days ago, had unprotected sex yesterday should i get emergency contraceptive pill?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: If you had not taken your pill in greater than 24 hour and had unprotected intercourse than you can take emergency contraception up to 72 hours from time of last intercourse.
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Last updated Aug 14, 2013

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