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A 17-year-old female asked:

taking e.c pill for accidently wiping vagina with a tissue containing some fresh semen.very worried about the side effects for how long do they last!?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Short term: The emergency contraceptive pill is a fairly strong dose of hormone, so the possibility of side effects exists but should be short lived. Nausea seems to be the most common and may be avoided by taking the hormones prior to bed and not on an empty stomach.

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Last updated Apr 18, 2016

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