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Doctor insights on: Ways To Prevent Pregnancy After Sex

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What can I do to prevent pregnancy from happening after sex?

What can I do to prevent pregnancy from happening after sex?

Use a condom: The best way to prevent a pregnancy is to use birth control or a condom before having sex. If you have unprotected sex you can take Plan B (the morning-after pill) within 3-5 days of unprotected sex. It is over-the-counter if you are 17 or older but you have to ask the pharmacist for it. A copper IUD can also be inserted up to 5 days later to prevent a pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I take the Plan B pill 2hrs before sex will it still help prevent pregnancy?

If I take the Plan B pill 2hrs before sex will it still help prevent pregnancy?

Not to be used: As birth control. It is rescue contraception if birth control fails. It is not as effective as conventional birth control so you are taking a risk here. You are also exposing yourself to STDs. You need different contraception. ...Read more

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Is there any pill or herbs or remidys you can take to prevent pregnancy 3 weeks after sex?

Is there any pill or herbs or remidys you can take to prevent pregnancy 3 weeks after sex?

Generally no.: Three weeks later if it is going to occur the pregnancy has already occurred thus prevention is no longer an option. Check a pregnancy test. If negative check again in a week or so. ...Read more

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Is it effective to use condoms in sex? Will it prevent pregnancy?

Is it effective to use condoms in sex? Will it prevent pregnancy?

Condoms: Are a recognized effective method of preventing conception but "accidents" (leakage etc) is a remote possibility thus for more complete "coverage" Birth Control Pills are usually the method"of choice"
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Can you prevent pregnancy without pills or any kinds of meds after unprotected sex?

Can you prevent pregnancy without pills or any kinds of meds after unprotected sex?

Sorry: Please have a parent submit this question: you must be 16 year old or older to use this site. ...Read more

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Will miniygnon prevent pregnancy if you took it a few minutes after unprotected sex?

Will miniygnon prevent pregnancy if you took it a few minutes after unprotected sex?

Taking it daily: If you are taking it daily, yes, if you are taking it as a morning after pill, unfortunately it would require too many pills approx.15 of those pills, 12 hours apart to obtain the 'morning after pill effect'.your best bet would be to take PlanB or Ella (ulipristal acetate) ...Read more

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What if you have unprotected sex? Is there any home remedies to prevent pregnancy afterwards?

What if you have unprotected sex? Is there any home remedies to prevent pregnancy afterwards?

No: There are no safe and reliable home remedies to prevent pregnancy after intercourse. Best to use the emergency contraceptive pill which is 95% effective if taken within the first 24 hours after sex. Then consider starting a reliable method of contraception until you are ready for a baby. Wish I could be of more help. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex two days after taking the drug. ...will the drug still prevent pregnancy?

I had unprotected sex two days after taking the drug. ...will the drug still prevent pregnancy?

What drug?: You did not state what drug you are asking about that you took. I am going to assume that you are referring to emergency contraception. If you had sex after you took emergency contraception then it will not help. You would need to take it again within 72 hours of having sex. ...Read more

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I have had sex and today is the fifth day what medicine or injection can I use to prevent pregnancy plz help me?

I have had sex and today is the fifth day what medicine or injection can I use to prevent pregnancy plz help me?

Too late to prevent: "Morning after" medicines that prevent pregnancy after sex only work if taken in the first 72 hours after intercourse. At this point you'll need to wait until you miss your period, and if you are indeed pregnant, you may choose to end the pregnancy at that time. ...Read more

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Its about 7 days I had unprotected sex. Please guide me is their any pill or medicine used to prevent pregnancy.

Its about 7 days I had unprotected sex. Please guide me is their any pill or medicine used to prevent pregnancy.

Its a bit late: The available "morning after" type pills work best when taken soon, no later than 72 hrs after exposures. So the easy out may be too late. You will need to wait it out to see if your pregnant or contact a local doc for advise. ...Read more

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I wanted to be more educated about sex before I do it so I wanted to know how can u prevent pregnancy without condoms or any pills?

I wanted to be more educated about sex before I do it so I wanted to know how can u prevent pregnancy without condoms or any pills?

Choices: Any woman having sex is willing to get pregnant. There is no 100 percent except abstinence.

Natural family planning (there is an app) is practiced by catholics with good success. It requires understanding your cycle and when you ovulate. Avoid intercourse during ovulation. ...Read more

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I had sex with my girlfriend 2 days ago she wants prevent pregnancy please guide tablets or injections just for this time not for ever?

I had sex with my girlfriend 2 days ago she wants prevent pregnancy please guide tablets or injections just for this time not for ever?

Emergency contracept: 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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Could having sex in a hot tub prevent pregnancy?

Could having sex in a hot tub prevent pregnancy?

No, it won't.: It is true that heat can kill sperm but there are so many produced that a hot tub isn't a reliable way to prevent pregnancy! ...Read more

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Will douching after sex prevent pregnancy?

Will douching after sex prevent pregnancy?

No: It takes between 60 and 90 seconds for the sperm to travel from the vagina through the cervix into the uterus and out of the fallopian tubes to reach your eggs. It takes even less time for the sperm to get into the cervix where they would not be affected by douching. It might help a little, but not much. ...Read more

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Can taking Flagyl after sex prevent pregnancy?

No: Has nothing to do with that, if you want to prevent preg you need to take the morning after pill. ...Read more

Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more