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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

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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I had sex with my bf 10days ago and took ipill but not getting periods on desired date. What should I do to prevent pregnancy?

I had sex with my bf 10days ago and took ipill but not getting periods on desired date. What should I do to prevent pregnancy?

See below: If you had sex 10d ago, you can't do anything to prevent pregnancy if sex was unprotected. As far as your period is concerned, it also depends on the type of pill you are and whether you have good cycle control. ...Read more

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My boyfriend and i had sex last night. The condom broke. I am n yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Do i need to take the morning after pill or what can I do to prevent pregnancy.

My boyfriend and i had sex last night. The condom broke. I am n yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Do i need to take the morning after pill or what can I do to prevent pregnancy.

If you are on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): If you are on Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and you've missed no pills and are taking no other medications (antibiotics) then you are probably not going to get pregnant. ...Read more

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After first Depo-Provera shot had sex and took Plan B i'm late for period. Is there anything more i can do to prevent pregnancy?

After first Depo-Provera shot had sex and took Plan B i'm late for period. Is there anything more i can do to prevent pregnancy?

Essure: At age 46 i would suggest essure. I recommend essure over either of the 2 options you are using. It is a simple office procedure that can be done with no incisions and no recovery. In experienced hands it can be done in less than a minute under local anesthesia. It has the highest success rate and complication rate of any method. ...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" My Opinion Only Hope it helps!' Dr Z ...Read more

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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

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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


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