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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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Can I get pregnant if I have unprotected sex after taking the emergency pill during my ovulation time?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex yesterday and he pulled out of me. When we finished, I looked at my period tracker app and noticed that my period should come in four days and that I was ovulating. I took the morning-after pill immediately afterward. Will the pill work? What are the chances of me ge...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have taken the pill before 72 hours have passed after the act, you are safe.  Please do not worry. You are not pregnant.  Also now, your periods will postpone by up to 10 days for two cycles. Thank you. For more information consult an internal medicine physic...  Read Full »

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