If I'm not able to buy the pill until tomorrow but I'm very close to my expected period, would it be too late? We had sex today and the condom broke, it's been less than 12 hours however because of the nearby period I'm scared we won't get 3-5 days
If your period is always on time, & you're less than a week away from your next period, then you won't need Plan B. Do an Internet search to put your mind at rest, (look for 'fertile time of the menstrual cycle', for example) but you are normally only fertile around the middle of your cycle for a few days leading up to & during your ovulation. By now, if your period is due within the next 3 or 4 days) then unless your periods are irregular, you will have already ovulated.
All Plan B does is delay your ovulation. It can't do that if you've already ovulated, & you're not going to get pregnant if you've already ovulated.
If in doubt, then by all means take Plan B. I'm just saying that the only reason it works better sooner, rather than later in the 72 hours window, is because it gives it more time to start delaying your ovulation.
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