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Plan B - I just got off of my period two or so days ago, I'm seeing someone who lives a few hours?
Added 7 May 2016:
So we had sex last night and this morning and he pulled out, but I guess I'm asking if it's worth it to take the plan b pill if I know we'll do it again tonight and probably tomorrow before I leave. I know it's possible to still get pregnant when someone pulls out but idk if it's easier to get pregnant after your period.
It's well worth studying natural family planning (even on the internet you can get info on this) to learn how your body works.
Most woman (but not all) ovulate (produce eggs/become fertile) around day 14 of their menstrual cycle. Day 1 is the first day of their period.
However, although that day is therefore their most fertile time (you need to study the signs of natural family planning to know for sure when yours is), the 6/7 days leading up to that time, very much count. During these days, the mucus in the vagina can change slightly, so that it can preserve any sperm it comes into contact with, & save it, ready for your fertile day. This means that you could become pregnant on the 14th day, from sex you had on the 7th day (or 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, or 13th).
If you happen to be a day 15 ovulator, then just add one to each of those dates, for example.
So, right now, you're playing with fire by having unprotected sex, as you're almost on top of your most fertile time.
A recent study by Human Fertility has shown that men who have sperm in their pre-cum/pre-ejaculatory fluid, ALWAYS have sperm in it, even if they've urinated since their last ejaculation/climax. Therefore, if your guy is one of them (no way of knowing with clinical testing), then you could well end up pregnant from the sex you are currently having, even if he withdraws before ejaculation.
Plan B is less reliable than regular hormonal birth control. Even if you use it within 12 hours of unprotected sex, it's still only 90% effective. If you wait until the latest point you can take it, which is 72hrs later, then it is only 75% effective.
I hear from girls on here all the time who have become pregnant despite using Plan B.
The manufacturer states that in order for Plan B to work, it has to be on time to delay your ovulation. If it can't do that, because you're already ovulating or it just isn't effective for you, then you may become pregnant.
You cannot take more than 1 dose in 1 menstrual cycle, unless you absolutely have no other choice, because it's a HUGE dose of hormone that can do many things to your body for sometimes weeks after using it. To take a second dose would likely leave you quite ill for a while.
1 dose can cause sickness, tiredness, very painful menstrual cramps, bleeding before the next period is due, very heavy bleeding with the next period, no period for a month or two, leaking breasts, bloating, headaches etc. Basically, the symptoms you might get with a period or pregnancy, but sometimes more intense. Everyone is different in how they react. so it's hard to know how it will effect you, personally.
For those who've taken 2 doses, they can find they have no period for months, or they have heavy constant bleeding for weeks. The other side effects I mentioned can be intense & unpleasant.
There have been no long term studies on taking more than one dose in a menstrual cycle, so in terms of your health in the long term, you may be playing with fire.
The other thing I mention to anyone planning unprotected sex, is STDs. If you don't know for sure that he's been tested since the last person he had unprotected sex with, then the last thing you want is to be pregnant with a baby that is suffering because it has come into contact with an STD in your womb, or a pregnancy to be effected due to an STD.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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