My condom broke and I ejaculated inside my girlfriend feb 15 around 4 am and we bought the Aftera pill around 9pm that same day. We bought Aftera because the plan b's were all sold out but the pharmacist said it was the same thing. I'm just curious if it'll work because she been getting cramps along with stomach and headaches. We also had sex the 18th and the condom broke again but I was constantly checking so I noticed and never ejaculated but it did brake inside her. Should I buy her another pill or will everything be fine and will it work?
Do an internet search on how to correctly use condoms, because there are things you can do to help stop them from breaking.
The emergency contraceptive pill is less effective than regular birth control, & with either, there is always still a chance of pregnancy. If taken within 12 hours of unprotected sex, the drug is said to be around 90% effective, so there is still a 10% chance of pregnancy. This is especially the case if your GF was already ovulating (the time of the month when she is fertile as she is producing eggs ready for fertilisation by sperm). The emergency Pill works to delay ovulation, but cannot do that if she was already ovulating.
With regards to your unprotected sex on the 18th, there is still a chance that she could get pregnant, as a recent study showed sperm present in pre-ejaculate/pre-cum of many men, even if they urinated after their last ejaculation (which is rumoured to flush out any sperm than might be still present).
You are not meant to take the emergency pill more than once in any one menstrual cycle, so if you get her another dose, it is likely to cause even more severe side effects than the ones she is already experiencing from the first dose. Everything you've mentioned that she is experiencing, is as a result of the Morning After Pill, & she could well have lots of other hormonal symptoms, such as those she gets with a period or if she were pregnant. They're hormonal symptoms.
It is very likely that even with the 1 dose of the Drug, that she will get irregular bleeding (not always), & her actual period could be late. Any bleeding she does have could be anything from spotting or discharge to very heavy bleeding.
To put your minds at rest, she can do a pregnancy test when her period does not come.
There is another form of emergency contraception, called a Coil/IUD. It can be inserted by a doctor or family planning clinic within 5 days of unprotected sex, & left in place as longer term contraception, if she wants it to be. It's a couple of minutes procedure.
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