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Emergency Contraceptive Pill

As the name suggests, the tablets that are used to prevent unwanted pregnancy after unprotected intercourse is called emergency contraceptive pills (ECP). They can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. Generally, ECP contains Levonorgestrel or Ulipristal acetate.

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I had unprotected sex last month. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend last month and took i pill within three hours. After eight days I had bleeding for three days which was not like period flow, what is this bleeding? I even had my period seven days before having sexual activity. I am really worried as I am still a...  Read Full »


Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Regarding your symptoms of not seeing your period this month. I propose you have developed irregular menses from the pills you took for pregnancy protection. Let me explain better, the bleeding you saw after having sexual activity was mea...  Read Full »

There was condom slippage after sex. is pregnancy possible?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my partner two months back using a condom. After ejaculation, she was getting off from me, and as she got up, the condom slipped off. I, however, pulled it out of her. When I did this, the semen leaked on my leg. As she was on top of me (due to gravity), all the semen f...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is normal to see delayed periods after taking morning after pill. There is no need to get worried. For more information consult a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist  Read Full »

Up to how many weeks into pregnancy is abortion possible?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old unmarried girl. I am curious to know about the various options for abortions (medical and surgical) and up to how many days they can be done. I tried to look online but, I got several different answers. So, I thought of asking a doctor about it. Also, I want to know ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The medical or chemical termination of pregnancy is safe and effective until 10 weeks. If it is beyond 12 weeks, surgical procedures may be required. If you take an emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of a pregnancy. They ...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex. How can I prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I had my period on 21st and had unprotected sex 12 days later. The next day I took an I-pill. Then, I have had unprotected sex three to four times in the last four days. What are the chances of me getting pregnant? What can I do to prevent pregnancy now? Should ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have regular monthly menses, then mostly you will not have any problem. The second thing is that after four days you cannot do much more. If you have intercourse three to four times in the last four days, then you should have taken precautions or tablets before a...  Read Full »

Which is the safest contraceptive pill I can use?

Query: Hello doctor, I just want to ask that where can I buy an EC pill? I had unprotected sex last night at 12 AM and I want an emergency contraceptive but I do not know what to buy and where to buy it. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have Levonorgestrel 1500 mg emergency contraception orally but if you have epilepsy or any medications that you are using, then dose would be higher 3000 mg. This is the original name and many brands are available for it. It should be taken within 48 to 72 hours...  Read Full »

How can I enjoy sex without getting pregnant? Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female. I do not like sex because I am always worried that my partner will ejaculate inside me. He does not like using a condom. We always end up fighting during sex, as I ask him to use a condom and he does not want to. We have a son aged 9 years and I do not want anot...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, do not take Unwanted 72 very often. Any emergency contraceptive pill has several adverse effects. There are many options like the intrauterine copper device or oral cyclical pills which you can consider.   Read Full »

Can taking emergency contraceptive pills postpone periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years, married for two years now. My LMC was 17th to 22nd. My husband and I had unprotected sex on 10th. We do not wish to plan our family as of now. Can you please suggest if or not to take Unwanted 72 pill. I have heard it tends to delay periods. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use it only in an emergency and for occasional use. Take it within 72 hours of last intercourse.   Read Full »

Why am I having irregular bleeding after taking EC pill?

Query: Hello doctor, My last period date was 21st last month. I had unprotected sex on 20th last month and had taken an I-pill within two hours. Since the 6th of this month, I am having irregular bleeding which has been increasing. Is it a side effect of the pill? Is it implantation bleeding? I also have a...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Emergency contraceptive pills are hormonal pills that can disturb cycles. Post pills, there could be withdrawal bleed and you can have unscheduled spotting, erratic bleeding, and irregular periods as well. For your satisfaction, I suggest having serum beta hCG (bl...  Read Full »

Can I take an I-pill after three days of unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex and taken a pill after the sex. I did not get any bleeding after taking a pill. Then, I had unprotected sex again after six days. Shall I take Unwanted 72 today that is, after three days of last unprotected sex?  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have not crossed 72 hours of intercourse, then please take an emergency contraceptive pill. However, if you have already crossed 72 hours of intercourse, then there is no help for taking the medication. In case of doubt, you can get a urine pregnancy test done wi...  Read Full »

My girlfriend took an emergency contraceptive pill after unprotected sex but has not experienced her period yet. Can she be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex today with my girlfriend, but she took the emergency contraceptive pill approximately five hours later. However, she has not experienced her period yet, and she is considering taking other tablets to induce it since her periods are irregular. Additionally, she has...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq family. I hope you are doing well. Explaining the complex hormonal balance that regulates periods and ovulation can be challenging. In the case of irregular periods, it becomes difficult to predict the ovulation date. The contraceptive pill contains a high dose of the h...  Read Full »

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