Prevent Pregnancy

There are many birth control methods available to prevent pregnancy in people who are sexually active but do not want a child. Abstinence from sex is the only way to avoid pregnancy a hundred percent. The other options are condoms, birth control pills, patches, implants, cervical cap, intrauterine devices, and emergency contraceptive pills.

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Will delayed intake of Yasmin pills results in pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on Yasmin pills. I took the 4th-day pill 6 hours late and 6th-day pill 10 hours late. Will it cause pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to cliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have taken the 4th pill 6 hours late and 6th-day pill 10 hours late, and you are on Yasmin pill. You should take your pill at the same time each day. The timely taking pill will enhance its effectiveness. B...  Read Full »

How can lactating women avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old and had unprotected sex with my husband a few hours back. I am a lactating mother and I do not want to get pregnant under any circumstances. Kindly suggest a medicine which is most effective in this situation to avoid pregnancy without affecting breastfeeding and my five...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The emergency contraceptive pill is not a good idea. You can use Copper-T, a spermicidal jelly. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

Is there a way to prevent pregnancy after six days of unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old, and my partner and I did not use any protection last time. It was just six days ago. I have not been feeling well for two days. I have a mild fever and little nausea. My period's due date is 12 to 14 days later from today. Is there any chance of conceiving 21 to 23 day...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See, for getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg, which should successfully be implanted in the uterus for a lady to be conce...  Read Full »

How to prevent pregnancy other than using condoms and pills?

Query: Hi doctor, I am going to get¬†married in four months. We want to know whether there is any other way to avoid pregnancy other than using condoms or taking pills. I have seen somewhere on the internet that if we do intercourse for some particular period, then pregnancy can be avoided. Is it true? If ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right in saying that there are other methods of birth control and called calendar method. For a woman, who have 35 days cycle, between 15 to 27 day is unsafe. In case she has irregular periods, then it becomes very tricky. The calendar method is somewhat unsafe wh...  Read Full »

What are the ways to prevent pregnancy without a condom?

Query: Hello doctor, How to avoid pregnancy after sex without condom?  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am afraid the answer is not so simple. However you can avoid sex in the unsafe period. The unsafe period is the period roughly between 10th to 20th day in a woman having a 30 days menstrual cycle. This period roughly corresponds to the most fertile period in a woman's...  Read Full »

How to confirm pregnancy earlier?

Query: Hello doctor, From your desk of concern, I want to ask some questions regarding my pregnancy. I have sex with my partner about five days ago. We did not use any precautions. Even though the penis is not properly ejected in my vagina but from how penetration was done and he discharge I feel some ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With unprotected sex pregnancy can happen. Pregnancy test does not come positive after five days of intercourse. You need to do one ultrasound for confirmation about pregnancy and how much growth is there and where is it growing. According to that, we will decide how ...  Read Full »

I took Mifepristone before 72 hours of unprotected sex. Is there still chance for me to get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex before three days. Today it is almost 72 hours completed. I have taken Mifepristone 200 mg. Are there chances of pregnancy still?  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a less likely chance to get pregnant. As you had taken your contraceptive within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.  Read Full »

My partner's period is irregular. Will i-pill work?

Query: Hi doctor, I and my partner had unprotected sex. She is a virgin. We tried intercourse three times and each time it was not even more than 15 seconds. As she is a virgin she is getting huge pain when I insert into her vagina. Moreover, as it is hurting her, I not even inserted my organ completely i...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think you have to worry about this. Let me explain each one by one. If periods are irregular you can never predict when ovulation is. It is always 14 days before the periods. So even if it is 22-day cycle, ovulation will be on the third or fourth day. Life ...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex on the sixth day of my period. What should I do to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on the sixth day of my period in which bleeding has already stopped. What should I do to avoid pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me some more details. If you have regular cycles with 28 days or more, then day six of periods is not the fertile period of your cycle. But having short irregular periods results in the risk of having the issue of conception. So check on your cycles. If r...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex with my partner on the 22nd day of her cycle. Will she get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner today. She is on the 22nd day of her cycle. Will she get pregnant? We do not want to have a baby now. What should we do now?   Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she has a regular cycle of 28 to 30 days, then there are no chances of pregnancy, and these are safe days. So nothing to worry. I hope it has helped you. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Read Full »

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