Had protected sex but unfortunately the condom broke and we noticed when he pulled out to finish. He swears up and down he pulled out in time and that I’m fine. But I’m too paranoid. 45 minutes after that incident I went and bought Plan B and literally took it in the car after. I’m freaking myself out and making myself sick about it. Also to add according to my period app I ovulated the day after this, I know those apps aren't foolproof but it’s more I’m freaking out and I need reassurance. Help
You were right to be concerned, as pre-cum can cause pregnancy. Plan B would not be the best form of emergency contraception in the situation where you're close to ovulation. In that situation I'd recommend the other emergency pill called Ella (Ulipristal Acetate).
Plan B works by delaying your ovulation until the sperm leaves your body. If you're already ovulating or close to it, then it may not be able to help.
Some think Plan B works in other ways, & indeed it may, but the Manufacturer does not claim that, as it has not been proven. They are careful to only use the word Possible, on their website.
It's unknown whether taking Ella at this stage would cancel out the Plan B, as not enough research is available.
If I were you, I'd do one of 2 things; either get an IUD fitted by a doctor within 5 days of sex, or wait until the latest point at which you can use Ella (5 days/120 hours after sex), & take Ella. Hopefully the Plan B will have had time to do anything it can to stop pregnancy, & by then Ella can do its thing if not.
Here in the UK the NHS guidelines when you visit a pharmacy/chemist for emergency contraception, is that if you are within your fertile window, Ella should be used instead.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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