I had sex with my boyfriend thinking I had already ovulated but turns out I didn't, I ovulated a day after the sex but he didn't finish in me, he pulled out all two times. Can I take the post pill?
Does post pill work a day after ovulation?
Question posted by Joy Ephraim on 28 June 2021
Last updated on 28 June 2021
If you've already ovulated, then there may not be anything that the emergency contraceptive pill can do, if sperm has managed to get through. Your best bet would be to have a Paragard IUD fitted by a doctor, which can act as emergency contraception, by stopping the pregnancy from implanting. It can also remain in place, as longer-term contraception.
You can certainly try an emergency contraceptive pill, but I wouldn't be relying on that, alone, under these circumstances.
Only the Ella pill (Ulipristal Acetate) has proven that it can work during the 24 hours around ovulation, itself, but even that is not guaranteed. Levonorgestrel, the ingredient in the other emergency contraceptive pills, is not proven to work during that time. It may help, but it is not proven.
- Levonorgestrel uses and safety info
- Levonorgestrel prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
- Side effects of Levonorgestrel (detailed)
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