I had unprotected sex July 29th and took plan b the next morning, then had unprotected sex the following night. I'm due to get my period very soon, within this week, but the problem is that I had unprotected sex again last night and I don't know whether to take plan b again or not. I don't know if my period coming soon (at least it should) would effect my chances of getting pregnant in any way, along with the plan b being in my system recently. Thanks in advance.
You cannot keep using plan b as birth control. That is not what it was intended for. Get yourself some reliable birth control, like the pill, and use it. The time to worry about pregnancy is before you have unprotected sex, not after. I have no idea what you girls would have done had you grown up like we did when I was young, we didn't have the pill or any other really good means of birth control.
Plan b doesnt hang around in the system for days. You return to fertility quite quickly after you take it. Like kaismama states, Plan b is not meant to act as birth control. It is a very high dose of hormones meant to stop ovulation from occuring during the time sperm is present. It will not terminate a pregnancy that has already begun. If you were pregnant by the time you took it, it will not stop or terminate that pregnancy. Plan b is not always successful especially with multiple episodes of unprotected sex. You shouldnt take doses of Plan b close together because it is such a high dose of hormones that you greatly increase chances for bad side effects like blood clots, strokes, and ectopic pregnancy. I wish they would take Plan b off the shelf and require all women to have a prescription because too many women think it is ok to have unprotected sex then just take Plan b the next morning. Drugs like this are not to be taken lightly and are not without side effects and it is not to be used like a contraceptive and taking it multiple times in one month is using it like a contraceptive. It was meant for contraceptive failures like a condom break. Too many women use it incorrectly and rely on it as a form of birth control. If you are going to have unprotected sex, you need to get yourself on a reliable form of birth control like the pill or even to use condoms and foam. It is sheer irresponsibility and stupidity to have unprotected sex. You are going to find yourself pregnant!! There is a variety of condoms available in easy to obtain places-grocery stores, pharmacies and even some public restrooms! To not use protection is just lazy! If you are going to be adult enough to have sex, you should be adult enough to plan for it and protect yourself if you do not want to be a mother sometime very soon. I know this sounds harsh but like kaismama says, you are very lucky to live in a time where birth control is easy and available!!
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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