Unwanted 72

Unwanted 72 is an emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) that prevents a possible pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. It is also effective in suspected case of contraceptive failure. It has a composition of Levonorgestrel.

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For how long should I wait to check for pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old. Last night my fiance and I got intimate. While doing so, he rubbed his penis all over my genital area. I am not sure if there was any penetration. A few hours after the closeness, I took an Unwanted-72. My last menstrual period was before three days. Could you pleas...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken an emergency pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. So relax and do not worry about it. Take care.  Read Full »

Took unwanted 72 after having an unprotected sex. Will I be pregnant?

Query: Dear Doctor, I had unprotected sex. She took unwanted 72 within 12 hours. Will she be pregnant? In case she becomes pregnant, suggest any options other than abortion.  Read Full »


Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query at icliniq. You have taken emergency contraception as advised. That is very good. 99% of the times this will work well, but her menstrual period may be delayed. At this point you do not have to do anything. If the periods are delayed more than a week then you ha...  Read Full »

I had sex today, and I am tense about getting my fiancee pregnant. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex today with my fiancee. Although we did not use protection, I did not cum into her. I am tensed. What can we do to prevent a pregnancy? Her periods are due next week. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. You had unprotected sex but did not ejaculate inside. Although there are fewer chances of getting pregnant, I would suggest: Use an emergency contraceptive pill, like I-pill or Unwanted 72. They are effective when taken up to 72 hours post-in...  Read Full »

After taking the Unwanted 72 pill, I experienced spotting on the tenth day. What can be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the sixth day of my period. I took an Unwanted 72 pill within two hours on the same day. On the tenth day, I experienced spotting. Is there any chance that I am pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Maneesha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Ovulation (release of the egg) occurs after the 14th day, which during intercourse fuse with the sperm that can lead to pregnancy. So here, the chance of pregnancy is nil. As you had sexual intercourse before...  Read Full »

Will I get pregnant if I take an unwanted 72 pill before sex and the condom broke during sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the 12th day of my menstrual cycle, but I took Unwanted 72. And we had sex again, but the condom broke. Will I get pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is recommended to take Unwanted 72 only after sex. This is a post-coital pill, so you can understand that there is a minimal chance of getting pregnant if you have unprotected sex after taking emergency contraceptive pills. Now, you might ask me how do you know whet...  Read Full »

Will I get pregnant after intercourse without ejaculation followed by taking an emergency contraceptive pill?

Query: I am a 23 year old female. I had my periods on the first of this month. I had unprotected sex with no ejaculation on the eighth and took Unwanted 72 the next morning. The first withdrawal bleeding was on the 11th and the second was on the 15th. But, I have general fatigue, weakness and abdominal cra...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken the emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, and already had the withdrawal bleeding, there is no chance of pregnancy. So, there is nothing to worry about. The symptoms you had mentioned could be due to stress, anxiety, work pre...  Read Full »

Is there a difference in dosage of tablet Unwanted-72 depending on age?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a query about the dosage of tablet Unwanted-72 for a 19-year-old girl. During deep penetration, the condom broke in. After the failure of the condom, I took the tablet Unwanted-72 immediately. Do I need to repeat the tablet within 12 hours? I took the tablet twice last time when t...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Tablet Unwanted-72 is a single dose medication that must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse or contraception failure irrespective of age, weight, or day of the menstrual cycle. The tablet Unwanted-72 acts ...  Read Full »

Will taking a contraceptive pill in a woman with cancer cause serious health problems?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend has stage three esophageal cancer. Her doctor said that she is recovering well. She had unprotected sex with her fiance. She is in a panic now. She has planned to take Unwanted 72 pills to prevent a pregnancy. But my question is, will she have serious health issues if she tak...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have missed mentioning if the patient is currently on treatment or post treatment. If she is on chemotherapy or radiation therapy, she should not get pregnant. But taking contraceptive medicines does not affect cancer in any way. She can take these pills without ...  Read Full »

Can a girl get pregnant just by touching her private parts with semen in the hands?

Query: Hello doctor,I touched a girl's private part after touching my genitals that already have my ejaculations. Are there any chances of pregnancy through this touching?Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern, and I will surely help you. For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may be available or not available depending upon the ovulati...  Read Full »

Is an Unwanted-72 pill effective if takensex during ovulation?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse with a girl three days ago, and I am unsure about the ejaculation. She took a tablet Unwanted-72 after six hours of intercourse. Her last period happened 25 days ago and lasted for six days. Is there a chance of pregnancy? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the details of the last menstruation shared by you, there was a likelihood of ovulation around the time you had intercourse. So, there is a risk of pregnancy. As she took tablet Unwanted-72, she is away from the risk. The emergency contraceptive pills p...  Read Full »

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