HomeAnswersSexologyemergency contraceptive pillI am concerned after engaging in unprotected sex. Should I take an emergency contraceptive pill?

Can emergency contraceptive pill avoid pregnancy after unprotected sex?


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Answered by

Dr. Ashok Kumar

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Published At October 31, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 4, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had unprotected sex this morning. We did the pullout method but we both are not sure if some drops were injected in the vagina or not. What should we do now? I wanted to take an emergency contraception pill because my period is after nine days.

Should I take that pill? I am confused. Please help me.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

First of all, I would like to inform you that even the pre-ejaculate have enough sperm to make someone pregnant so having unprotected sex is enough for the risk of getting pregnant. Considering your cycle, I feel the chances are very low provided you have a regular cycle. Generally, ovulation takes place 14 days before so the chances were high for you two to six days back.

I hope this helps you. Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions.

Thank you.

Patient's Query

Sir please tell me about EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION PILL SHOULD I TAKE IT OR NOT I JUST WANTED TO KNOW THIS and remember this we not sure about the sperm was inject in the vagina or not and if was not then that pill will be unsafe for or not .
Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar
Dear Tejal, Thanks for follow up. Emergency contraception is largely safe but there is no need for emergency contraception in your case. I hope this helps you further. Thanks again.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ashok Kumar
Dr. Ashok Kumar


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