My boyfriends condom broke, and I’m not very consistent on my birth control. I realize I made a stupid mistake and I took Plan B on the fourth day after we had sex. Before I took Plan B I was worried I had implantation blood, as it was lighter than my usual periods. I am very worried that I am pregnant but it’s only been about a week since the actual sex. Could I be pregnant? Or because I took Plan B should I be okay?
Firstly Plan B does not work at all after 96 hours. Are your periods regular? What day in your cycle did the condom break (day 1 being the first day of your period)? Taking birth control when you happen to remember is like not taking birth control at all. Answer this and we can give you an answer.
As Stephen said, the Plan B would have been a waste of time. You have 72 hours/3 days in which to use it.
It now comes down to whether or not you were fertile when you had sex. If you were, & I assume you won't know due to messing up your birth control, then you could be pregnant.
You needed to use one of the other methods of emergency contraception; either the other emergency pill called Ella (Ulipristal Acetate), or to have an IUD fitted by a doctor. Either of those things can be effective if done within 5 days/120 hours of the unprotected sex.
If using Ella, you'd need to use extra protection for the rest of that menstrual cycle, as it can make it ineffective.
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