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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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Is it good to take I-pill after having unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. Yesterday I had my ovulation day. I had unprotected sex with my partner. But we had not done a penetration. He pulled out before he had the precum. But we are scared. Is it necessary to take an I-pill? If yes, then what are the side effects? My period is expect...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You were under an unsafe period, and even pre-cum also have live sperms. You are at risk of getting pregnant. You need emergency contraception within 72 hours of intercourse to avoid unplanned pregnancy. The most common side effects of I-pill are a headache, nausea, and...  Read Full »

I had four Yasmin pills after unprotected sex. Am I safe from unwanted pregnancy?

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.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

Why is my wife experiencing white discharge and delayed periods?

Query: Hello doctor, We had unprotected intercourse 13 days back. Her menses has been delayed for six days now. There is some white discharge from the vagina since 12 days and she is not having her periods still. We have checked for pregnancy yesterday through a strip test and it showed negative. Also, sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is evident that she was on day 21 or day 23 of her cycle when you had unprotected intercourse. As her menses have been regular consider that ovulation would have occurred by day 14. In that case ovulation would have dissoluted 13 days back and chances of pregnancy ...  Read Full »

What is the risk of pregnancy through genital rubbing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old girl. I am a virgin, but I got close to my fiance the day before yesterday (20th day of my menstrual cycle). We did not have intercourse, but our genitals rubbed against each other multiple times. Is there any chance of me getting pregnant? Should I go for an I-pill? Al...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If your cycles have been regular, then intimacy on day-20 of your cycle would place you in the safe period. The life of the ovum is only 24 hours and ovulation occurs by mid-cycle. Also, there was no intercourse involved. Pre-cum has sperms, but if the ejaculation wa...  Read Full »

I had intercourse on 4th day of the last cycle. Is it safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I had intercourse on the fourth day of my last cycle (I have a 5-day cycle). It is 10 days past the period's due date. Could I be pregnant? I had done two pregnancy tests, and both were negative. Are there any chances that I may still be pregnant? If yes, why were both tests negative? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you had sex on day 4 of your cycle, you were in your safe period, and pregnancy is unlikely. Also, as the second urine pregnancy test is done after eight days of missed periods is conclusively negative, it rules out pregnancy completely. The delay in this present ...  Read Full »

I had light periods post-unprotected sex. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female. I had my menses two months ago. I then had unprotected sex with my fiance when I was in my fertile period. I took an I-pill within four hours. The next day we again had unprotected sex and he came inside me. This was about 12 hours after having the first I-pi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You rightly took the I-pill(emergency contraceptive pill) the first time within 72 hours as you were in your fertile period and the chances of pregnancy were higher. The second I-pill was not required as the first would be effective for the next 72 hours. This led to ...  Read Full »

What to do if the condom breaks while having sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. Yesterday I had sex with my husband, but unfortunately precaution was broken. I do not want to get pregnant. What should I do? Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You may take one i-pill tablet, which is an emergency contraceptive. Take it within 72 hours of intercourse and this shall help to prevent pregnancy. You would get a withdrawal bleed in next five to seven days.   Read Full »

Can I be pregnant if I have spotting after unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on my infertile day, but I was quite scared, so I took post-pill a week later I had another unprotected sex this time in my fertile days but did not receive the post-pill immediately next day I saw a slight spotting which prompted me into taking the emergency pil...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ideally, the emergency contraceptive pill is to be taken within 72 hours of last intercourse to be effective 99 %. It is of no importance if taken after a week. Nevertheless, the bleeding which you got mid cycle before you took the pill was likely to be an ovulation bl...  Read Full »

I had a plan B pill after 11 days of my abortion. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old female who just had a surgical abortion. It was my first and only pregnancy. I started taking the pill immediately (the same day as the procedure) and have taken it religiously at the same time daily ever since. I was put on Doxy as an antibiotic to make sure I did n...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Firstly as you had a surgical abortion, it was any way sure that you would not ovulate soon in this cycle and your menses would be delayed. But, you chose to be on the oral contraceptive, which was correct, but at the same time, Doxycycline as ...  Read Full »

How much Yasmin dosage should be taken first time after unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex about 12 hours ago. No ejaculation occurred but I knew there was still a risk of getting pregnant. I am thinking of using the Yasmin pills as a form of emergency contraception. Note that I have never taken the pill before and this would be the first time. I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, as you have read, Yasmin (Drospirenone) can be used as an emergency pill. Even if he has not ejaculated, you still stand a chance of pregnancy if the pre-seminal fluid, the clear fluid that comes out before semen, which is rich in young healthy sperms, comes in ...  Read Full »

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