My boyfriend and I had sex around 6pm on the 11th (I am expected to beign ovulation on the 14th) when the condom broke and we did not realize until after he pulled out. I took Plan B within 1.5 hours after the incident. My question is, if this pill works to cause a delay in ovulation, but sperm can last inside the body for up to 5 days, am I protected against pregnancy (as the Plan B pill says it works for up to 2 days)? Should I take another dose today, the day after taking Plan B, just to be sure? (I do not plan on having sex until after my next period comes).
Plan B claims that it may delay ovulation, & also that it may prevent implantation of an embryo, by making the lining of your womb unsuitable for a fertilised egg, so you should be protected by Plan B wherever you are in your cycle. This is especially so, because you took it so quickly after unprotected sex.
Taking another dose of Plan B will just mess your body up for weeks. You can't take it twice in the same cycle, for this reason. It's a BIG dose of hormone.
From the 1 dose of Plan B you have taken, you may experience bleeding in the next few days, & your period could be late by up to a week.
The bleeding you get on both occasions could be very heavy. Occasionally it can be lighter.
It will delay ovulation for how long isn't really known. Stop over thinking it. As long as you don't ovulate before you take plan b it has a chance. If you've ovulated when you take it, then you can hope for the effect of thinning the lining. No you should not take another dose.
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