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I skipped sugar pills and went straight to next pill pack. Had unprotected sex last night. Should I be worried? Should I do morning after pill?

I skipped sugar pills and went straight to next pill pack. Had unprotected sex last night. Should I be worried? Should I do morning after pill?

No & No: We often tell our patients to skip sugar pills altogether & start next month's active birth control pills in order to manipulate their menses, say for honeymoon or vacation purposes. Some newer birth control pills don't even have sugar pills so you end up w/less frequent menses. But do remember that birth control pills won't prevent STDs - so make sure he wears a condom each time! ...Read more

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I started my pill pack one day late. Took two pill the next day. Had unprotected sex on third day. Took morning after pill just to be safe. Is it ok?

I started my pill pack one day late. Took two pill the next day. Had unprotected sex on third day. Took morning after pill just to be safe. Is it ok?

Maybe (not). . .: Ok from what? Sexually transmitted disease? No. Pregnancy? Probably. But it's better to take birth control pills as directed rather than depend upon morning after pills. So if it's difficult to take pills regularly, ask your family doctor for other options eg shots, patches, etc. ...Read more

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I've been on loestrin 30 for several years. I'm currently on my 2nd pill of a new pack. After unprotected sex do I need to take a morning after pill?

I've been on loestrin 30 for several years. I'm currently on my 2nd pill of a new pack. After unprotected sex do I need to take a morning after pill?

No: No you don't as long as you take the pill as directed the chance of pregnancy is very slim. You should however use condoms to protect against std's. Take care! ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex last night. I have an overdue implanon. Just wondering if you could take the morning after pill 2 days after having unprotected?

Had unprotected sex last night. I have an overdue implanon. Just wondering if you could take the morning after pill 2 days after having unprotected?

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. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex last night and I want to know if I can use yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as a morning after pill? There are no pharmacies here! Please help

I had unprotected sex last night and I want to know if I can use yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as a morning after pill? There are no pharmacies here! Please help

Yes, it's worth a try: Double up on your Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills x 3 days. It may work to prevent implantation. If not, run a pregnancy test at the end of this pack of pills to know if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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I took the morning after pill last Tuesday. I had unprotected sex yesterday and ovulated last night. Will another morning after pill keep me from gett?

I took the morning after pill last Tuesday. I had unprotected sex yesterday and ovulated last night. Will another morning after pill keep me from gett?

Maybe, maybe not: It may or may not prevent conception because sperm can be viable up to 7 days in the female genital tract under favorable conditions. Contraception, in the future, works better than the "morning after pill". ...Read more

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Came off period last wed morning had unprotected sex of night. Took morning after pill the Friday and a week later am bleeding. Is this usual?

Came off period last wed morning had unprotected sex of night. Took morning after pill the Friday and a week later am bleeding. Is this usual?

It can happen: Plan B (and other "morning after" pills) can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes in the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because emergency contraceptive pills work most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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I'm on low dose Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and forgot to take my pill last night. Had otherwise unprotected sex with my boyfriend. Do you recommend morning after pill?

I'm on low dose Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and forgot to take my pill last night. Had otherwise unprotected sex with my boyfriend. Do you recommend morning after pill?

No: Continue taking your pill as normal. Risk for pregnancy from missing one pill very, very low. If you miss two or more, then you have a problem. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex last Monday but he didn't finish at all. I took the morning after pill. I'm late on period but have cramping why?

I had unprotected sex last Monday but he didn't finish at all. I took the morning after pill. I'm late on period but have cramping why?

Late period: First of all, a man does not have to finish to achieve pregnancy. There is sperm in the preejaculate so pregnancy is possible. If you are late and cramping, I would take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Why would period only last 1 day 4 weeks after unprotected sex took morning after pill within 48hrs?

Why would period only last 1 day 4 weeks after unprotected sex took morning after pill within 48hrs?

Misinformed?: Emergency contraception only works 50% of the time. If you are worried you need to do a pregnancy test. But, remember that emergency contraception also wreaks havoc on the menstrual cycle for two months. ...Read more

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My ovulation window was June 15-20. Had unprotected sex on June 19th. Took the morning after pill about 16 hours later. Should I be worried?

My ovulation window was June 15-20. Had unprotected sex on June 19th. Took the morning after pill about 16 hours later. Should I be worried?

No: No but if pregant, save the life of the unborn and adoption not murder of abortion you will regret it forever, give life your mom did and god wants it if get pregant but unlikely with that early morning after pill taken so not concieved ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 4 days leading up ovulation as well as day of ovulation took morning after pill 3 days after last sexual incounter what are my odds?

Unprotected sex 4 days leading up ovulation as well as day of ovulation took morning after pill 3 days after last sexual incounter what are my odds?

Low but...: In an individual woman, there is no way to tell if the emergency contraception worked, until time passes and she does a home urine pregnancy test (3 weeks after sex), or has her next truly normal regular period. The lesson here is to realize that after the first episode of sex without contraception, there should be no second episode. Contraceptives are sold everywhere, and are very effective. ...Read more

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I got my regular period on march 27. About a week and a half later I had unprotected sex and took a morning after pill. I got my period again on April 17 and it hasn't stopped yet. Tomorrow will be the 30th. Should I be worried about having a two week lon

I got my regular period on march 27. About a week and a half later I had unprotected sex and took a morning after pill. I got my period again on April 17 and it hasn't stopped yet. Tomorrow will be the 30th. Should I be worried about having a two week lon

Emergency contracept: Emergency contraception will cause a disturbance of the normal menstrual cycle and that could be all that is going on but any time you bleed for 2 weeks it is advisable to be sure that you aren't getting anemic and that there isn't something else like an infection going on so see your PCP or GYN for a checkup and discuss a more reliable method of contraception at that time so u won't have to worry ...Read more

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My last period started June 2nd had unprotected sex on the 11th of June took morning after pill 7 hours later I am 12 and half stone. Could I be preg?

My last period started June 2nd had unprotected sex on the 11th of June took morning after pill 7 hours later I am 12 and half stone. Could I be preg?

Not yet…: You had sex 2 days ago on the 9th day of your cycle. Generally, it takes 3 days for implantation to occur after fertilization. Also, ovulation usually occurs about 14 days before menses so the timing would depend on how long a normal cycle is for a particular individual. Sperm can function for days and may still be around during ovulation. ...Read more

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I have a normal 7 day period but it only lasted 4 days this month. I had unprotected sex and I also took the morning after pill can I still be pregnan?

I have a normal 7 day period but it only lasted 4 days this month. I had unprotected sex and I also took the morning after pill can I still be pregnan?

Unlikely: Not sure about the sequence of things, but certainly if you had a period since you had unprotected sex and used emergency contraception you are very likely not pregnant. The fact that the period was shorter, only 4 days, could be related to the use of the Plan B. Pursue more reliable contraception:) ...Read more

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How effective is the morning after pill if I took it 36 hrs after unprotected sex? I was on birth control pill but it's expired by 18 months. Worried

How effective is the morning after pill if I took it 36 hrs after unprotected sex? I was on birth control pill but it's expired by 18 months. Worried

Some where: In between 95 to 89%. Emergency Contraception 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. ...Read more

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Morning after pill 12 hours after unprotected sex, 11 days after last period & last birth control pill due to needing renewal, what are the chances?

Morning after pill 12 hours after unprotected sex, 11 days after last period & last birth control pill due to needing renewal, what are the chances?

Morning after pill: Morning after pill is 95% effective in preventing pregnancy when taken within 24 hours of unprotected sex. Morning after pill also can disrupt the menstrual cycle. Take a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after unprotected sex to determine if pregnant. ...Read more

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I missed 2 pills last week, continued taking active pills, and had unprotected sex yesterday, can I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as morning after pill?

I missed 2 pills last week, continued taking active pills, and had unprotected sex yesterday, can I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as morning after pill?

No: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is not meant to be a morning after pill. I recommend you get a morning-after pill and take it now. The timing of your missed pills and the unprotected sex put you at risk for pregnancy ...Read more

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I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for a few months, missed 2 pillstwo weeks ago & 1pill last week, had unprotected sex yesterday. Can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) be taken as morning after pill?

Yes.: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) can be taken as a morning after pill but you should consult with your doctor-gynecologist because it VAZ has number ofsevere side effects and a llist of contrainciicatins to its use. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have unprotected sex on last day of sugar pills on first pack of birth control? When my period will most likely not come on sugar pills?

Is it safe to have unprotected sex on last day of sugar pills on first pack of birth control? When my period will most likely not come on sugar pills?

On birth control?: If you are on birth control, you are protected from getting pregnant, however you must be sure you know the person very well as bc pills do not protect against sti's, . ..Condoms do. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What if I had unprotected sex with my wife but didn't release inside. She took morning after pill on the same day. Is there any probability of pregnency?

What if I had unprotected sex with my wife but didn't release inside. She took morning after pill on the same day. Is there any probability of pregnency?

Yes but low risk: There is definitely a risk of pregnancy with unprotected sex even without ejaculation in vagina, as the pre-ejaculation seminal fluid contains sperm. Morning after pills like Plan B are very effective. If you take it within 72 hours after you've had unprotected sex, Plan B one-step can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to 89%. Within 24 hours, it is about 95% effective. Nothing is 100%. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more


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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more