I have been off of birth control pills for a couple months while deciding if I wanted to get an IUD placed as my husband and I do want children in the future, just not right now. In the meantime, my husband and I never fail to use a condom. Last night, we tried the new Trojan XOXO condoms, they are very thin and neither of us realized it had broken until we were finished. We immediately went to the store and I took Plan B within an hour of the condom breaking. I should be expecting my period within the next week or so and I'm just wondering if we're safe?
If you were ovulating when you had sex then Plan B can't help. However, if you had already ovulated then you would not have needed emergency contraception.
It sounds like you may have already passed ovulation, so hopefully won't become pregnant.
Most women who have a regular monthly menstrual cycle, ovulate around the middle of their cycle (days 13-15 approx.). Day 1 is the first day of your period.
If you're ovulating when the accident happens, you'd need one of the other methods of emergency contraception; either the other emergency contraceptive pill called Ulipristal Acetate or to have an IUD fitted by a doctor. Either of those things can be effective if done within 5 days/120 hours of the unprotected sex.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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