My friend is about to be on the arm insert birth control, but the 7 days is too long to not have sex for me and her. Can we use Plan B for a time and place within that 7 days before it fully kicks in?
Plan B isn't as reliable as regular hormonal contraception, it just MIGHT be better than doing nothing, in the case of a total emergency! That's it!
It's a HUGE dose of hormone for her body to deal with, & is likely to cause her lots of hormonal side effects, such as bleeding, mood swings etc.
Plan B does not work for lots of women, so it's up to you both, to weigh up that risk.
In my opinion, you'd be better off using condoms along with a spermicide jelly, to kill any sperm that may get outside the condom (on fingers etc).
- Plan B Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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