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Should I take emergency contraceptive if I've been on birth control pills for 10 days and had unprotected sex? I thought after 7 days was effective.

You decide. The pill is designed to work by preventing your ovaries from releasing eggs. To do that the pill provides a baseline level of hormone to keep it from happening. Some companies state their pill is effective after a week, but many OBGYNS suggest backup BC for the first month until your body gets accustomed to the pill.The choice is yours. Read more...

I just started a pack of birth control pills and I heard it takes 7 days to become effective. But I had unprotected sex on the 5th day. Can I be pregn?

Too soon to know. If you are within 72 hour of sex, you may wish to take plan B and continue your regular birth control pills. Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...

I had unprotected sex Tuesday the next morning about 7 hrs later I took 4 birth control pills and 12 hrs later took 12 more how effective is this?

75% Effective. Many birth control pills can be used this way. Its called the Yuzpe Method. Assuming that your pills have the correct ingredients for this method of contraception it is about 75% effective. If it happens again, you might want to consider Plan B. It is a little more effective and has few side-effects. Both the Yuzpe Method and Plan B work by delaying ovulation. They don't cause an abortion. Read more...

I started birth control, and waiting exactly One week to have unprotected sex. A week later, I started to bleed while still taking the pills. This bleeding lasted ALL THROUGH the rest of my birth control pills. So I was basically bleeding for two, three w

Bleeding. is quite common when first starting BC pills. FYI: You are not protected until you have finished 1 complete pack of pills. Go directly into your second pack and consult your GYN. Use pills and condoms. Read more...
Annoying but common. Its not uncommon to have annoying breakthrough bleeding when you first start on Birth Control Pills. Hang in there because it usually goes away after you've been on them for a few months. Best wishes! Read more...

What number of days after unprotected sex can you stop taking birth control pills?

Going off the pill . The question I would ask yourself is why? Especially if you had sex once and without an condom. The sperm doesn't live for over 24-48 hours but what about staying on the pill for the NEXT TIME? . Read more...

If I take twice dosage of birth control pills after having unprotected sex in fertile days within 48hrs will it work as ecp as I heard it does?

ECP. It depends on the dose of the birth control pill, it can vary up to 5 pills PO now and repeat the 5 pills in 12 hours. Plan b is over the counter and is progestin only. Plan b works best the sooner it is taken to the unprotected sex act but may work up to 5 days. Another option is the copper iud. Most would lean toward Plan B as emergency contraception: otc, easily accessible, few side effects. Read more...

I had unprotected sex 3 days ago. I took 12 birth control pills in two days because I could not afford the plan b pill. Now I have a weird smell and spotting for about 20 minutes. The sex was pretty rough and it was my first time in months. I'm 31 yrs old

12 BCP in 2 days. Dose of leveonorgesterol in plan b is 1.5 mg total. if you took a combination pill the amount of is 100-250 ug/pill. So you have a higher dose ( 2500 ug is 2.5 mg)- up to double the dose. Vagina spotting is a side effect. The odor may be bacterial changes /infection. Also combo pills have estrogen w/ increase clot risk.F/u w/doc >if swollen leg or short of breath go to ER immediately. Read more...