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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Took unwanted 72 after having an unprotected sex. Will I be pregnant?

Query: Dear Doctor, I had unprotected sex. She took unwanted 72 within 12 hours. Will she be pregnant? In case she becomes pregnant, suggest any options other than abortion.  Read Full »


Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query at icliniq. You have taken emergency contraception as advised. That is very good. 99% of the times this will work well, but her menstrual period may be delayed. At this point you do not have to do anything. If the periods are delayed more than a week then you ha...  Read Full »

I had sex today, and I am tense about getting my fiancee pregnant. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex today with my fiancee. Although we did not use protection, I did not cum into her. I am tensed. What can we do to prevent a pregnancy? Her periods are due next week. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. You had unprotected sex but did not ejaculate inside. Although there are fewer chances of getting pregnant, I would suggest: Use an emergency contraceptive pill, like I-pill or Unwanted 72. They are effective when taken up to 72 hours post-in...  Read Full »

When can I expect my periods after taking two I-pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my fiance two months back. I had taken two I-pills in a span of one week. Generally, I get my periods on the first of every month. Last month, I got my periods on the first, and it lasted for 5 to 6 days like my normal periods. Although, I am not sure whether it was with...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I-pill protects 95 to 98 % of pregnancies, however, once one takes I-pill, the period may either come a week before or a week later. I do not think you are pregnant because I-pill causes hormonal irregularities and has caused a delay in periods. You should go for pr...  Read Full »

Will I get pregnant if I take an unwanted 72 pill before sex and the condom broke during sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the 12th day of my menstrual cycle, but I took Unwanted 72. And we had sex again, but the condom broke. Will I get pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is recommended to take Unwanted 72 only after sex. This is a post-coital pill, so you can understand that there is a minimal chance of getting pregnant if you have unprotected sex after taking emergency contraceptive pills. Now, you might ask me how do you know whet...  Read Full »

Will I get pregnant after intercourse without ejaculation followed by taking an emergency contraceptive pill?

Query: I am a 23 year old female. I had my periods on the first of this month. I had unprotected sex with no ejaculation on the eighth and took Unwanted 72 the next morning. The first withdrawal bleeding was on the 11th and the second was on the 15th. But, I have general fatigue, weakness and abdominal cra...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken the emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, and already had the withdrawal bleeding, there is no chance of pregnancy. So, there is nothing to worry about. The symptoms you had mentioned could be due to stress, anxiety, work pre...  Read Full »

Will taking a contraceptive pill in a woman with cancer cause serious health problems?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend has stage three esophageal cancer. Her doctor said that she is recovering well. She had unprotected sex with her fiance. She is in a panic now. She has planned to take Unwanted 72 pills to prevent a pregnancy. But my question is, will she have serious health issues if she tak...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have missed mentioning if the patient is currently on treatment or post treatment. If she is on chemotherapy or radiation therapy, she should not get pregnant. But taking contraceptive medicines does not affect cancer in any way. She can take these pills without ...  Read Full »

Is there a chance to get pregnant despite taking I-pill within 22 hours of unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee and I had unprotected sex on the fifth and 15th day of her menstrual cycle. On the 15th day, she was on top, and I ejaculated. Later we took a bath, and after 20 to 22 hours, she took an I-pill. We later had protected intercourse, before and after this unprotected act too. ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Usually, every lady has ovulation around the 12th to the 16th day of the periods. The life of the egg is 24 hours, and that of the sperm is 72 hours. Sex on the fifth day was fine, but it cannot be said about that on the 15th day. The effectiveness o...  Read Full »

Will morning-after pills cause a pulling sensation in the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I have a minor issue. About a month and a half ago, there was an incident where the condom broke. About 36 hours later, my husband got me four of the morning-after pills, and I took them all at once. Three days later, I started experiencing nausea, soreness of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please let me know if you were previously pregnant. Since you took the emergency contraception pill within 36 hours, and you got your period after the intercourse, you are not pregnant. The emergency contraception pills are progesterone tablets. It is a hormone no...  Read Full »

What is the reason for not getting periods even after taking I-pill after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my wife when her periods was due. But at that date, she did not get her period, and she took an I-pill next day. It is already six days since she took the I-pill, but she did not get her periods still. I am really worried that she is pregnant, as we are not plan...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her periods could have been missed due to pregnancy caused due to the earlier intercourse or due to hormonal imbalance. Get a serum beta hCG done, which is a blood test. Review with the report, so that I can suggest medication to induce periods. Revert with more inform...  Read Full »

After taking I-pill, my fiance did not have her periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My fiance took an I-pill three months back after we had unprotected sex. But, she did not get her periods from the last three months. Is this normal? Is it a side effect of taking I-pill? Is she pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. An irregular menstrual cycle is one of the commonest side effects of an indiscriminate use of I-pill. I-pill contains same hormones which regulate the monthly cycles, but if taken often, they cause hormonal disturbances. ...  Read Full »

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