Unwanted Pregnancy

Unwanted pregnancy refers to conceptions that occurred by chance when sexual intercourse was not intended to result in a pregnancy. Such pregnancies are unwelcome and can come as a shock. Unwanted pregnancies are tough to deal with since they impact a person's social, physical, financial, and emotional well-being. When effective birth control procedures are not followed, unexpected pregnancies arise. Depending on the trimester, unwanted pregnancies can be terminated medically (through pills) or surgically.

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I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend before her periods. Will she become pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor,My girlfriend and I had unprotected sex a week before her period cycle, and for protection, Tablet Unwanted 72 was taken within 24 hours. She was expecting her periods today, but she is not on her periods yet, and also she has lower back pain, stomach ache, and white discharge more than us...  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she has taken Tablet Unwanted 72 (levonorgestrel-1.5 mg), it usually causes bleeding within two to three days after taking it, which is the period date. The next period might get delayed due to the Hormonal Tablet. If she did not get bleeding after taking the Tablet,...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex after missing periods. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello,I usually get my periods on the sixth of every month. I did not get my periods on the sixth this month, but we had sex on the seventh. Also, I took some birth control pills three months back but then I got periods that month. After that, I did not get periods in the next month, and then again,...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. If you had unprotected sex and wish to discontinue the pregnancy, you can take I-pill for the same. You can take one tablet of I-pill 1.5 mg as early as possible (maximum within 72 hours). Only one tablet is required ...  Read Full »

When can I expect my periods after taking I-pill almost two months age?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my last period two months back, and then I had unprotected intercourse in the first week of the previous month. I took Unwanted-72 within three hours of intercourse. After seven days of taking Unwanted-72, I had very light bleeding in the middle of the previous month. I have not...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. However, in my opinion, you have menstrual irregularities due to hormonal imbalance caused by Unwanted-72 (Levonesgestrel). But better to get an ultrasound done to rule out pregnancy. If the ultrasound is normal, then no need to worry abou...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex and now I am six days late for my periods. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello, I had unprotected sex on the 29th of last month and took an emergency contraceptive pill on the same day as a precaution. My period tracker said my ovulation date was the 3rd of this month. I had my last periods from 20th to 23rd last month. And I was supposed to get periods on the 20th of th...  Read Full »


Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Sometimes the delay may be due to mere anxiety. I suggest you take a urine pregnancy test that is commercially available in the pharmacy and relax. If you are still not getting periods within two days, we can go for menst...  Read Full »

Is there any chance of pregnancy after taking Unwanted-72 within two hours?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse without ejaculation inside her before 20 days. And to be on the safe side, she has taken an Unwanted-72 pill within two hours. Her last menstruation was 30 days back, and her bleeding lasts for four days. She has a 30 to 32 days menstrual cycle. Again we ...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. If you had protected sex with a condom, and if the medication was taken post-sex no need to worry about the pregnancy. Any issue with the periods can be due to the side effect of the pill Unwanted-72 (Levonorgestrel). I ...  Read Full »

How many birth control pills should I take to equal Plan B to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, How many birth control pills should I take to equal Plan B? I missed my birth control pill for 17 days and had unprotected intercourse, but we do not want to be pregnant. Should I need Plan B or take extra birth control pills to avoid pregnancy? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern, and I will surely help you. If you want reliable protection against unplanned pregnancy, then I request you to consider taking a Plan B pill (Levonorgestrel) as the Plan B pill is meant for emergency contraception. Someti...  Read Full »

How much delay in periods is normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old female. I usually have my periods at the end of every month, but I have not yet got my period for this month. I had intercourse with a guy two weeks ago. But I do not have sickness or symptoms of pregnancy till today. I am thinking about getting a pregnancy test if do n...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Do not worry or stress. My advice would also be to take a pregnancy test since it is the only way to rule out pregnancy as a cause of delay in periods. If the pregnancy test is negative, you can wait for your periods to naturally occur for...  Read Full »

Will missing a Progestin-only pill and having unprotected intercourse lead to pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I missed taking my Minipill (Progestin-only pill) last Friday night. I took the missed pill the next day morning (Saturday morning) and also took another pill in the evening at the usual time. Then, on Sunday, I took another pill at my usual time. On Sunday night, my husband and I had in...  Read Full »


Dr. Suhail Khanday

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are not protected against pregnancy if: 1) You are taking a traditional POP (Progestogen-only contraceptive pill), and you are more than three hours late in taking your pill. 2) You are taking a Desogestrel pill, and you are more than 12 hours late in taking your ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to have sex the next day after my period?

Query: Hello doctor,My period ended ten days ago, and I had intercourse the next day after my period ended. After the day of intercourse, I have a light spotting. And today, I have bleeding that is a little bit more than spotting, although it is light. But I am concerned about what it is? (also, I have PCO...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The timeframe you mentioned is very less likely to result in pregnancy. Although it is advised to use protection as unprotected sex always carries a risk of unwanted pregnancy. Do not worry about the spotting. It will go away in a day o...  Read Full »

Can Yasmin pills be taken two weeks after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,Myself and my wife had unprotected sex before two weeks. She told me that it was her sixth day after having her last period. Now, she has soreness in her breast for three days and we are worried whether she is pregnant. We are not willing to have a pregnancy at this point. Does taking Yasm...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it was the sixth day after having her last period, then it means that it is the eleventh day of her menstrual cycle. Ovulation starts from 14th to 16th day of the cycle if she has a 28 days cycle. This is the period where she has a higher chance to become pregnant if...  Read Full »

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