Q. Are emergency contraceptive pills more effective than condoms in preventing pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Usha Mohan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 26, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am 21 years old and dating my girlfriend. We are planning to go out for a date in two days, and I want to know how she can prevent pregnancy as we are not planning to have a baby now. Are condoms effective, or is it alright if she takes any emergency contraceptive pill? Which emergency contraceptive pill is effective against pregnancy?



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I suggest you use the condom as it is safe and effective if used properly. Use it right from the start, as the precum will have sperms. I-pill (Levonorgestrel) should be used sparingly and must be taken within 24 to 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. However, it is more effective if taken within a few hours. Irregular bleeding is commonly seen after taking the I-pill.

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