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Unprotected Sex

Unprotected sex is the act of having sexual intercourse without using protection in the form of a condom. It is considered unsafe due to the risk of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) it carries.

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Please suggest ways to avoid pregnancy.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old married female. One week before, I had intercourse with my husband and took an I-pill within 24 hours. But, we had unprotected sex on the next day morning. Would the pill be effective even if I had intercourse after consuming I-pill? If not, what are the preventive meas...  Read Full »

Dr. Anindya Das

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your question is very interesting.Practically speaking, the pill is for emergency and they are meant to provide protection from a single act of intercourse. Moreover, I-pill does not give 100 % protection. So, the second intercourse will increase the chance of pregnancy. ...  Read Full »

My partner took I-pill within two hours of unprotected sex. Is she safe?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner took the I-pill within two hours of unprotected sex. Is there any more risk? And also her periods are due at this point of time. So, will she have her periods this month?  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have taken the emergency pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. So relax and do not worry. However, if you have a doubt then get back to me. Take care.   Read Full »

I took an emergency contraceptive pill after unprotected sex, and now I have light to medium spotting for a few days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, During my last period, blood flow lasted for about five days, and I had sex on the fifth the day of my menstrual cycle. But I took a precautionary pill the next morning. However, I again had unprotected sex after nine days (no ejaculation). I saw a very light spotting the next morning...  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. According to what you have described, it seems like the irregular spotting is due to the intake of the emergency contraceptive pill. Unfortunately, these pills have side effects and cause irregular bleeding, spotting...  Read Full »

I am concerned after engaging in unprotected sex. Should I take an emergency contraceptive pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex this morning. We did the pullout method but we both are not sure if some drops were injected in the vagina or not. What should we do now? I wanted to take an emergency contraception pill because my period is after nine days. Should I take that pill? I am con...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. First of all, I would like to inform you that even the pre-ejaculate have enough sperm to make someone pregnant so having unprotected sex is enough for the risk of getting pregnant. Considering your cycle, I feel th...  Read Full »

After unprotected sex a week ago and no emergency contraceptive pill taken, how can we prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an accidental unprotected sex. It has been a week, and my partner has not taken any emergency contraceptive pills. We are deeply concerned about the possibility of pregnancy. Her most recent period was a month ago, during the last week of the previous month, while the unprotected ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Emergency contraception, often referred to as the morning-after pill, is a method of preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Timing is crucial for its effectiveness, so it is important to act quic...  Read Full »

Will taking Yasmin in high doses soon after sex prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had sex without any contraceptive. I told him not to cum inside me but because of excitement he accidentally came inside me. Then I immediately run into the bathroom to take a pee. And then took tablets of Yasmin. Then the following day I took another two pills and then after 1...  Read Full »

Dr. Alison Ann Rodriguez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is possible to get pregnant after unprotected intercourse, but it also depends on where you are in your menstrual cycle and if they are regular. You are most likely to get pregnancy about two weeks before your period starts. The fact that you immediately took a hi...  Read Full »

I took five emergency contraceptive pills one hour after unprotected intercourse and five pills after 12 hours. Could I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,My partner and I had unprotected sex, and I am not sure about my safety. According to my menstruation calendar, I should have been safe during that time. However, I am worried that it might be incorrect. As a precautionary measure, I took five emergency contraceptive pills one hour afte...  Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to inform you that one emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) is sufficient. Avoid taking excessive pills as it can disrupt your menstrual cycle and affect your body. In addition, pregnancy can only occur...  Read Full »

Can I take contraceptive pills immediately after unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had unprotected sex. I took Plan B (72 hours) pill almost four hours later. I consulted with the pharmacist on the phone but she sounded careless and told me it was safe to use. I am too young. The main question is I do not know if I should even call this vaginal sex because he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Plan B is an emergency contraceptive to be taken in case of male ejaculation inside vagina. If you have already taken the medicine, nothing much can be done right now. I hope you have attained menarche, so then you should get your periods in the next two weeks. The next...  Read Full »

Will I get pregnant if I take an emergency pill within 24 hours?

Query: Hello doctor,What are my chances of getting pregnant after taking the emergency pill within 24 hours of having sex?  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your chances of getting pregnant after taking the morning pill are very low. But it also depends on what day of the cycle you had sex and how long is your cycle and was it the only episode of unprotected sex in this cycle. Your period might get delayed or you might e...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy after withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee and I had unprotected sex last week, and she took an I-pill within six hours of the intercourse. She got withdrawal bleeding or spotting today. Is there any chance of her getting pregnant? I was just worried. Please respond as soon as possible.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question and understood the concerns. I-pill when taken within 24 hours of unprotected intercourse, prevents pregnancy in 95 to 98 % cases. She is having withdrawal bleeding due to the hormonal effect of the pill. There is nothing to worry. Hope...  Read Full »

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