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What can I do to prevent pregnancy from happening after sex?
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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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