I had unprotected sex and the next day I got my period. Should I use I-pill for contraception?

Q. Should I use I-pill even if I had my period the next day after the intercourse?

Answered by
Dr. Usha Sadanand Rao
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 28, 2023

Hi doctor,

I did intercourse without using protection. The next day my period started.

Should I use i-pill as a contraceptive method?

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Were you expecting your period that day?

If you get a proper menstrual period which lasts for the usual three to four days the very day after you have had intercourse, then no, you need not take the i-pill. But make sure it is your expected period and not random bleeding or spotting which some girls have due to intercourse.

Thank you.

Hi doctor,

My period date was around and it came three days early. I am scared that I will become pregnant.

For more protection should I take an I-pill and while taking pills during my period can I have any problems or side effects?

Thank you.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

As I have said if the bleeding is moderately heavy or like your usual period and you are sure it is a period, even if it has come two days early, you do not have to take the pill. If you suspect it does not look like your normal period but only scanty bleeding or spotting, take the pill if you are afraid. But the pill will upset your whole cycle.

Thank you.

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