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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I had protected intercourse. Should I be concerned about pregnancy if I had spotting after the periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I had protected intercourse. I have PCOD and irregular periods. I took tablet Deviry for five days and got my period after three days. It lasted for a day and had spotting after four days. Should I be concerned about pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.There is no chance for pregnancy as it was protected intercourse. The irregular periods and spotting can be due to the menstrual cycle.   Read Full »

I had unprotected sex with my husband four days after my period. What medications should I take to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female, and I had unprotected sex with my husband just four days after my period. How can I prevent my pregnancy with medications?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sperms must be released inside the vagina of the female to get pregnant. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending on the ovulation pattern of the female. Further, the fertilized egg must be implanted in the female's ute...  Read Full »

I fingered my girlfriend after touching my penis a couple of times. Will that cause pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I fingered my girlfriend (rubbed clit only and no penetration). My fingers may or may not be dry when fingering because I touched my penis a couple of minutes before I touched her. It was only precum and strictly no ejaculation.Provided:- She used to be a healthy eater and physically activ...  Read Full »


Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry; according to what you have mentioned, it does not seem like she will be pregnant. But to be on the safer side, take one urine pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. If negative, we can give medicine to induce periods. Hope this helps.  Read Full »

My partner and I had protected sex using condoms five months before, and I did not get periods. Will I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my period five months ago. Fifteen days later, my partner and I had protected sex. There was genital rubbing before using the condom and then penetration, but we used a condom. We also checked regularly, and the condom did not seem to be broken. Is there a chance of pregnancy, gi...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion on your question. During penis rubbing to the vagina, precum fluid of the penis can enter the vagina, so there is a chance of getting pregnant if fluid enters the vagina. However, pregnancy usually occurs by full penetrative unprotected sexual i...  Read Full »

My girlfriend and I had non-penetrative sex after hand sanitizing. Will it cause pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I guess there's a slight chance that my girlfriend is pregnant. We both are 18. So we got together last night. Her period was over the day before yesterday. We masturbated, and after 5 to10 minutes, I put the same finger inside her vagina. But before putting it in, I had used a hand saniti...  Read Full »


Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. Do not worry; her chances of being pregnant are almost nil as she had her periods the day before, so there will not be any ovulation at this time. Also, you have not ejaculated inside her, only by putt...  Read Full »

Is there any chance of pregnancy after taking a tablet of Levonorgestrel after intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor,My last menstrual period was before 20 days. I had unprotected sex before eleven days and seven days and took a tablet Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg after intercourse. Is there any chance of getting pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.As you have taken an emergency contraceptive, the chances of pregnancy are almost nil. Also, the chances of ovulation are nil if you have regular periods. Therefore, it helps in preventing pregnancy. Since you have taken the emergency pill twice this month, your periods...  Read Full »

What are contraception methods available to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am here to consult regarding contraception as I wish to avoid pregnancy since me and my partner does not want to conceive yet.Please help, doctor. Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. Considering your young age, you have two options. One is a barrier that is condoms or oral contraceptive pills. If you have sex regularly, pills are a better option as they have 99 % efficacy and are e...  Read Full »

I had sex during menses. Will I become pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,It is my third day of menses. But I had sex during menses. So my query is will I become pregnant? I do not want to conceive right now.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. To get pregnant, firstly, the sperms have to be released inside the vagina of the female. Secondly, these sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending upon the ovulation pa...  Read Full »

What can I do to avoid pregnancy after unprotected sex last night?

Query: Hi doctor, What to do after an unprotected sex? Me and my boyfriend had sex last night and he ejaculated inside. I have not taken any birth control pills. What to do if i should not get pregnant? Does it work if I take birth control pills? Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for trusting us for your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. If you had unprotected sex and wanted to discontinue the pregnancy, I suggest I-Pill (Levonorgestrel). You can take one tablet of I-Pill 1.5 mg as early as possible...  Read Full »

I had sex again after I-pill. Should I take another one?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unsafe sex yesterday and took I-pill in half an hour to avoid pregnancy. Today, I had sex again. Should I take another pill?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, you need not take another pill. It works within 72 hours of sex. Hence, your second sexual act is also covered. Wait for the bleeding to start. Avoid further sex till bleeding occurs. Suppose you have intercourse, use barrier contraception like condom and not anot...  Read Full »

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