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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Does unprotected sex with my wife after the child's delivery suggest a pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife delivered a baby on the 8th of last month. On the 13th of this month, we had unprotected intercourse. The delivery was a normal delivery. My baby was formula-fed for the first two days as my wife did not have milk and now, is completely on breastfeed. Is it possible that she co...  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. During the first few weeks after delivery, ovulation is unpredictable. Ideally, until six weeks there is no chance of pregnancy, but only if totally breastfed. I suggest she get a serum beta hCG test done. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist ...  Read Full »

Should I take contraceptive pills even after attaining menopause ten years back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61 year old female. My last period was more than 10 years ago. I was confirmed menopausal by a blood test taken back then. Do I need to take any contraception in the rare case of my having an intercourse? I have heard of older women, well past the menopausal age, getting pregnan...  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nil chance of pregnancy. Do not worry.  Please do not take any hormonal pills as they may harm you. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

Is it acceptable to take I-pill at 50 years of age?

Query: Hi doctor, Is the I-pill safe and efficient for a woman who will turn 50 years old in a couple of months? What are the expected as well as possible side effects? She had unprotected sex 48 hours before. She is not menopausal yet but has irregular periods. She has never consumed an emergency contrace...  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Consuming I-pill once is perfectly safe even in 50 years if not menopausal. The minor side effects are abdominal pain, slight water retention and delay of menstruation the in next cycle. Do not worry. She can take it before 72 hours has completed. For further information...  Read Full »

Is I-pill safe while breastfeeding?

Query: Hi doctor, Is I-pill safe while breastfeeding? If not, then what are the alternative measures?  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, if you want to use it as an emergency contraceptive, then it is safe during breastfeeding. You can take, but the best contraceptive during breastfeeding is copper-T insertion (intrauterine contraceptive device). For further information consult an obstetrician and gy...  Read Full »

The condom leaked before penetration. Should she take an I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor,My partner and I tried to have sex for the first time. We are both virgins. I had put on a condom, but I came before penetrating her, and the condom leaked. A few drops fell on her vagina from the outside. Will there be any problem? Should she take an I-pill?  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you do not want to take any chances, then she should take an I-pill (emergency contraceptive pill) within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/obst...  Read Full »

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