Pregnancy - Can Plan B protect me from getting pregnant after I take it?
- 22 Feb 2012 by OhNo10
- 7 Mar 2015
- plan b, pregnancy, sex
I had sex with my boyfriend a couple days ago and after we finished we noticed that the condom broke. After a couple of hours I got plan and went on with my day. Later on in the day we had sex again and the condom broke one more time.
Could I be pregnant?
How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test? (I had sex on feb 17)
Plan b will only work for the first condom breaking.
You should really consider a long term method of birth control,you cant always depend on plan b,so maybe you could speak with your doctor about going on the pill or some other birth control plan,there are many to choose from.
Just a thought.
Depending on when your period is due,you can take the test anytime after that.
Best wishes to you!
If you are happy using condoms, you can add a spermicidal foam, film or jelly. Just be sure it is not petroleum based as this can break down condoms. The spermicidal foam, films and jelly help kill sperm in the event of a break. This way it isnt such a big panic if this happens. There is still some possibility of becoming pregnant even with using both together though. Birth control like the Pill, and Depo Provera are a little more reliable but not every woman is a good candidate for those. There are other barrier methods like the diaphragm which is used along with a spermicidal jelly. You need to see your OB-GYN, or try a county clinic for lower cost BC if you dont have insurance, if you are going to be sexually active. They can help you decide what BC options are best for you.
Thanks for the responses. I have another question. So today I started to bleed really heavy. The blood was really dark so I went to my nurse on campus. She said this is because of the plan b. I asked when I should take a pregnancy test and she said that I should wait until March 26 to take the test.
Is all the information she gave me right? Should I really wait that long for a pregnancy test. That seems way too long to wait.
Well the pregnancy tests can't tell if your pregnant until a few weeks after. So that sounds about right. Although im not sure why the doctor told you that you bled because of the pill. I took it and I only became slightly drowsy. I dont recall seeing much about the pill making you bleed. But of course I may also have no idea what im talking about. Best wishes!
you need the advice of a doctor.
Birth control breakthrough: the morning-after pill may be worth taking the night before. A new report from the journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggests that the one-time hormone pill is safe and effective at preventing pregnancies when taken just before sex. While it's not as sure-fire as a once-daily pill or patch, it was found to be 11 percent more effective than condoms at preventing pregnancy over a one-year period.
The morning-after pill, sold as Plan B One-Step or First Choice, is not abortive but preventative like daily birth control pills. It contains a high dose of levonorgestrel, a synthetic hormone that stops ovulation. Technically, the FDA approved pill is designed to be taken one time within 72 hours after sex. But the report, which looked at 15 studies of over 8,400 women, focuses on the off-label use of the pill. Most women in the studies split the pill in half and took it around the time they were planning to be intimate. Twenty-two percent experienced irregular bleeding, a side effect most subjects didn't seem to mind.
What this could mean is more choices in birth control for women. For those who don't want to take a pill everyday, but want protect against the chance of a condom breaking, the Plan B could become Plan A. But doctors stress more long-term research needs to be done. Considering much smaller daily doses of hormones put some women at risk for blood clots, the morning-after pill comes with risks. But this research suggests it may also come with greater peace of mind.
Is he using the condom correctly? The chances it keeps breaking could be improper use. Ours broke (I had to take EC) and I asked my boyfriend how he put it on and there was air in it. You have to be sure he pinches the tip and reduces the amount of air in it before it is put on.
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