Hey guys! So my partner didn’t really came inside me but he was grinding on me and the condom broke. We weren’t sure when it did but he did have precum which I know can also make a woman pregnant. We basically had sex twice, I already took plan b and another one the next day after the incident of condom breakage. I then saw on google that plan b doesn’t work when you’re ovulating or AFTER you’ve ovulated. I looked at my Flo calendar and realized it was the last day of my ovulation the first time we did it and the second one was not. Will the plan b still work even after ovulating?
Will Plan B still work after I have ovulated?
Question posted by Caroline14580 on 7 Aug 2021
Last updated on 7 August 2021
Plan B works by delaying your ovulation. If you're already ovulating, or have already ovulated, then there's nothing it can do.
The only emergency contraceptive pill proven can prevent pregnancy during the 24 hours around ovulation itself, is Ella (Ulipristal Acetate). You can see that on the Ella website. However, even Ella isn't guaranteed to work at that time.
Your only other option, now that you've passed ovulation & used Plan B, is to have a Paragard IUD fitted by a doctor, within 5 days/120 hours of the unprotected sex. That can prevent the pregnancy implanting. However, IUDs can be painful for those who've not given birth before. It's up to you if you feel the risk warrants trying this IUD.
It can be left in place as longer term birth control.
You may also want to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases, as some can be carried without symptoms for some time, & some, by virgins.
Plan B is not meant to be used so frequently, & you could experience a lot of hormonal side effects, from using it twice in a few days of each other. That happened to me, years ago.
- Plan B uses and safety info
- Plan B information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Plan B (detailed)
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