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Am I safe from unwanted pregnancy after taking four Yasmin pills after sex?


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Answered by

Dr. Sameer Kumar

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Published At December 21, 2018
Reviewed AtAugust 8, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I had unprotected sex, and I am not sure whether we did an ejaculation or not. Suddenly, I took four Yasmin pills on the spot today. Am I safe from unwanted pregnancy? I need your urgent advice. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar


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You are trying the Yuzpe method. In this, a woman uses birth control pills as emergency contraception (EC) every day. By combining pills in a specific order, the estrogen and progestin present in those pills work to prevent an unplanned pregnancy before it starts. This method is most effective when used within 72 hours after having unprotected sex. To follow the Yuzpe method, you should take your birth control pills (Yasmin) in two doses, 12 hours apart. Each dose has four pills. So you should retake four pills after 12 hours to complete the regimen and then in the next 48 to 72 hours, you can expect a withdrawal bleed.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sameer Kumar
Dr. Sameer Kumar

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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