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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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I have back and stomach pain. Am I pregnant or is it a side effect of Unwanted 72?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old and had unprotected sex with my husband on 18th at night. Although he pulled out we are suspecting pregnancy as there can be 1 % chance of ejaculation. I had my last period on the 7th and usually, I get my periods one to three days before the expected time. I took Unw...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In your case, the unprotected intercourse took place at a very fertile time and the delayed intake of Unwanted 72 might render the pill useless. It is highly possible that you still might get pregnant despite the pill. However, the symptoms of back pain and stomach c...  Read Full »

Why did my girlfriend not get periods after taking Unwanted 72?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend and she took the pill(Unwanted 72) within an hour. Two days later, after taking second pill accidentally we had unprotected sex. But, in both the cases I did not ejaculate in her vagina. Now, five days got over and she did not get her periods yet....  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, I would like to inform you that taking an I-pill will not cause periods. The periods will come at its own time, maybe slightly late too. Delay in periods after I-pill is a common and expected side effect. Secondly, I would suggest you not to take more than one...  Read Full »

Can taking contraceptive pills before sex be effective in preventing pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, How can pregnancy be avoided completely without the help of condoms?  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Theoretically abstinence is the only way to ensure that one does not get pregnant. However, practically speaking there are many ways to avoid pregnancy. It ranges from using condoms to contraceptive pills to intrauterine devices to achieve longer contraception. If no met...  Read Full »

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