it was basically protected - we didn't notice the condom break until after my boyfriend ejaculated inside of me. We cleaned ourselves off and quickly got Plan B and I took it within 20 minutes of sex. I am not supposed to be on my period for another 10 days. Will I have a high chance of pregnancy?
Most women who have a regular monthly menstrual cycle, ovulate around the 13th to 17th day. The first day of your menstrual cycle is the first day of your period.
If your periods are regular, then you most likely already ovulated. Getting pregnant should therefore be unlikely, but not impossible.
If your periods are irregular then the chance of pregnancy is higher.
Plan B works by delaying your ovulation until the sperm leaves your body. If you're already ovulating then it can't do that. You'd need one of the other methods of emergency contraception; either the other emergency 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.
Emergencycontraception isn't as reliable as regular hormonal birth control. It's simply better than leaving it to chance in the case of an emergency.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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