Emergency Contraception

The methods of preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex is known as emergency contraception. Emergency contraception can be achieved by using hormonal pills (emergency contraceptive pills) or copper-bearing intrauterine devices (IUD). They delay or inhibit ovulation, and should be used within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

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Why am I 13 days late?

Query: I am 21. I am now 13 days late. My periods are usually very consistent and start every 28-29 days. Just after my last period my partner and I had unprotected sex. The following morning I took the morning after pill, and the morning after that we had unprotected sex again. A few days later I experi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello. Greetings from icliniq. I understand your concern . I would like to tell you that after taking emergency contraceptives , it is possible that your periods may be delayed and irregular . Slight bleeding as you mentioned is also possible . Also the urine pregnancy test is negative , so i woul...  Read Full »

Can vitamin C induce periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I am approximately 95 kg weight. I am in need of emergency contraception due to failed birth control. I will be ovulating tomorrow, so I am at a high risk of unwanted pregnancy. I obtained and took a 1.5 mg dose of Levonorgestrel (Plan B pill); however I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Strictly speaking, vitamin C rarely can do so as evidenced in the history of medicine. These are myths and not true reality. As you are 95 kg, there is a very rare chance of failure of emergency contraceptive pills in this weight. Otherwise, do another option. You can ...  Read Full »

Does sex during the date of period result in ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a query about my period. My actual due date for my period was 28th of last month. I had unprotected sex on the 27th. I waited two days for my period and I took emergency contraceptive on the last minute to 72 hour. My period got delayed for eight days and got it on the 5th of thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, as you had bleeding after eight days post Unwanted 72 intake, it ensures that you are not pregnant. Your fresh menstrual date would now be the date of the bleeding started after the ECP (emergency contraceptive pill). There is a likelihood that next menses ma...  Read Full »

I took emergency contraceptive in the morning after sex. Will I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a miscarriage two months back and got my first periods last month. Ten days back I had sex with my husband with a condom but I wonder it leaked perhaps. I took emergency contraceptive next morning. Now I am worried when will I have my periods? I do not want to get pregnant so so...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have already had emergency contraceptive pills. So you might have this hormonal pills effects for few weeks as these interfere normal menstrual cycle and prevent fertilization and pregnancy. Mostly after taking pills, there is withdrawal bleeding in 1 to 2 weeks and...  Read Full »

Should I take an emergency pill if I only had foreplay?

Query: Hello doctor, I had foreplay with my partner yesterday. We both were having some fun. He actually inserted a finger into my vagina though not deep. He was not sure if he had touched his precum or not. Also, his penis touched my vagina two to three times though he never inserted. Should I take an I-p...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. It is highly unlikely that the insertion of the finger can result in pregnancy even if it was contaminated with precum because precum does not contain sperm. So, I do not think you need to take an emergency contraceptive pill. For more inform...  Read Full »

Is there a way to confirm if the emergency contraceptive pill worked?

Query: Hey! I am an girl aged 24 . I had an unprotected sex.. The sperm Or the penis did not ejaculated in but the sperm was near the vagina but not inside.. I took the birth control pill (Levonogesteral pill) after 24 hours of having sex.. My ovulation is in 04 days and my period in 13 days.. I am reall...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hi dear good morning I fully understand your concern and will surely help you see for getting pregnant the semen containing sperms need to be put inside vagina and the sperms need to fertilise the egg which in turn should get placed in uterus. in your case since sperms were on the surface of vag...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy after using both condom and I-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my periods on the 31st of last month. Then, I had sex on the 26th with protection. I also used emergency pill. When will I get my next periods? Are there any chances of pregnancy? Please explain me.  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, the word protection is not clear for me. Have you used condom or pill or both? If you used both, then the chances of being pregnant is very less. Now, regarding your next period, it will depend on your menstrual pattern. If emergency pills are used, then the...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to avoid pregnancy.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old married female. One week before, I had intercourse with my husband and took an I-pill within 24 hours. But, we had unprotected sex on the next day morning. Would the pill be effective even if I had intercourse after consuming I-pill? If not, what are the preventive meas...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your question is very interesting. Practically speaking, the pill is for emergency and they are meant to provide protection from a single act of intercourse. Moreover, I-pill does not give 100% protection. So, the second intercourse will increase the chance of pregnancy...  Read Full »

I took two I-pills in a day. What are the side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I took one I-pill yesterday morning at 11 AM and then had an unprotected sex at 11 PM. Do I need to take another pill? What is the side effect of consuming I-pill twice? What is a regular birth control?  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I-pill is an emergency contraceptive drug. These drugs have actions for about 72 hours. It is advisable to take the drug immediately after intercourse. You had intercourse within 12 hours of taking a pill and there is no need to take the pill again. There ar...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy after withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee and I had unprotected sex last week, and she took an I-pill within six hours of the intercourse. She got withdrawal bleeding or spotting today. Is there any chance of her getting pregnant? I was just worried. Please respond as soon as possible.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Fetal Medicine Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understood the concerns. I-pill when taken within 24 hours of unprotected intercourse, prevents pregnancy in 95 to 98 % cases. She is having withdrawal bleeding due to the hormonal effect of the pill. There is nothing t...  Read Full »

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