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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I took I-pill after unprotected sex on the 7th day of my periods. Any chance of getting pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on the seventh day of my periods, and I have five days bleeding. I took an I-pill on the 58th hour. I had bleeding on the seventh day after taking the pill. But, I am 10 days late for my periods, from the last month's date. I am worried. Please help. Is there a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sexual contact on the seventh day of periods will not make you pregnant, as they are the safe period. You should not have taken I-pill. I-pills are meant for emergency contraception and not for routine use. These are hormonal medicines and can disturb and disrupt...  Read Full »

I took I-pill thrice in the last one week and now have delayed periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My husband and I had unprotected sex multiple times on the 7th, 8th and 14th. I took an I-pill on the 8th, 9th and 15th morning, within 12 hours of intercourse all the three times. I did not get my periods on the 13th as expected. Is there a chance of pregnancy? Today is the 20th and I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to understand that these are hormonal medicines and meant for emergency contraception and not for routine use as they can disturb and disrupt your cycles and can cause irregularities in your periods and even lead to ovarian failure. You cannot consecutively ...  Read Full »

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