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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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Got my period after taking a pill. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, If I had unprotected sex on the 29th of last month, took the morning-after pill a few hours later, and today on the 14th, got my regular period which was due today, does that mean I am 100 % not pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, if you are having a proper flow, then you are not pregnant. You also took the emergency pill after unprotected intercourse. The failure rate of the pill is extremely low.   Read Full »

What could be the reason for bleeding on the 12th day after taking the contraceptive pill?

Query: Hello doctor, A 25 year old girl with a known complaint of PCOD since a month had unprotected intercourse on the 18th of last month. It was her 14th day of menses. She took Unwanted-72 within one hour of the act. She had bleeding on the 30th. The bleeding lasted for three days. Now, the question is,...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is her normal period if she had proper bleeding. But, if the bleeding was slight, then ask her to do a pregnancy test. She should have her next period around the end of this month. But, since she has PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), there can be a delay in he...  Read Full »

Can I still be pregnant after negative pregnancy tests?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on the 18th of last month. It was the sixth day of my periods. I had an I-pill six hours after having sex. It has been one month and 25 days. I did not get my periods. I am checking for pregnancy every week, and it shows negative. The last date I tested was on the...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you had intercourse during the safe period, the chances of pregnancy are almost negligible. Your pregnancy test as on the 4th is also negative. Repeat the test on the 11th. If it is negative, then just relax. I hope you did not have intercourse after the 18th. Get ...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant if I take pills and have unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) three months back. I have been consistently taking the contraceptive pill Yaz for three months, and I am now starting my new pack. I am worried since my last period lasted only three days, and I am sexually active. Is there a risk o...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Combined oral contraceptive pills are the most effective contraceptive if taken properly. So you do not need any other contraceptive with that. Yaz (Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone) inhibits your ovaries from releasing eggs, so there are practically no chances of co...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my partner's delayed period?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner has a menstrual cycle of 26 to 28 days. She had her periods on the 5th, two months ago. After that, she had an I-pill on the 14th. Then she again had her periods on the 28th. Accordingly, she had her periods due on the 24th of last month. But, till now she is still waiting f...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I-pill (emergency contraceptive pill) is one of the causes of irregular and delayed periods. Ask her to wait for her periods for a week. If she does not get her periods then repeat a test. I would advise both of you to take proper contraception in the future. It is b...  Read Full »

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