So I just started taking my birth control pill this past Tuesday and I've taken it every night between 9 and 9:30 since then. Today is Saturday, so I've been on the pill for about 5 days now. On Thursday, we had sex and the condom broke so I took plan B immediately right after just to be safe. Last night, we had sex without a condom. He pulled out way before he actually cummed so he didn't get anything inside me, but I read online that it takes at least 7 days for your birth control to be effective, and unprotected sex after plan B can increase your chances of getting pregnant (not sure how accurate that is though). Should I take plan B again or just wait it out?
How long until birth control is effective? Do I need plan B?
- 28 Aug 2016 by Freefood_99
- 28 August 2016
- plan b, birth control, emergency contraception, birth control pills, pill
Added 28 Aug 2016:
I'm not sure if this makes a difference either, but he did finish in me when the condom broke the first time which is why I took the plan B pill. After the plan B pill when we had sex again, he did not finish in me.
Okay, firstly, it doesn't make much difference if he ejaculates inside of you, as you can get pregnant just from pre-ejaculatory fluid (pre-cum), which is present pretty much from the start. There's slightly less chance, but not much.
You needed to wait 7 days before you were covered by your new birth control pill.
Plan B is not as reliable as regular hormonal birth control pills, & so there is a chance you may become pregnant from the sex you had when the condom broke.
Plan B does not cover you for any episodes of sex that you had once you took it, so you weren't covered by anything for the second episode of unprotected sex.
You're not supposed to take more than 1 dose of Plan B in any one monthly cycle. It's a huge dose of artificial hormone for your body to handle, which can give many hormonal side effects.
When would your next period have been due to start. Is it always on time?
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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