So today me and my bf decided to have sex today for our first time he brought us 2 different condoms to see which one would be better the first condom was lubricated and it kept on sliding but eventually he came and took it off and gave it a 15 minute break then we decided to use the other condom after he popped my cherry and after 5 minutes of intercourse the condom broke and he did not ejaculate but WE still decided to get plan b I took it an hour after it broke and im supposed to get my period soon last month got it the 14th and its been late but sometimes it changes days but im wondering if the pill will be effective even though im getting my period soon and idk if im ovulating rn either and if it would still be effective if im ovulating too
You probably have nothing at all to worry about. Taking plan B any time during your menstrual cycle is still effective, whether you take it early on or later in your cycle, it makes no difference. So the way the pill works, is that it keeps the egg from attaching to your uterine wall, so even if you were ovulating it wouldn't matter. Using plan B is very very effective so I'm sure you have nothing to worry about. However, you might talk to your doctor, or go to a clinic to ask about birth control so you don't have this scare again Also, home pregnancy tests are very accurate, just follow the directions and take it after you think your period should have started. Good luck, I know it's scary not having answers and I hope this puts your mind at ease.
I disagree with the first response. If you go to the Manufacturer's website & read how the Pill works, they only say that it works by delaying ovulation. This is what the % of effectiveness statistics are based upon. They do not guarantee that it will work if you have already ovulated.
Some people think that it works by also thickening the cervical mucus to prevent sperm meeting with an egg, or that it makes the lining of the womb unsuitable for implantation, but these have not been proven, & so the Manufacturer does not mention these claims nor base their statistics of effectiveness on them.
It is the IUD that works by preventing implantation into the womb lining. You can have one of those fitted within 5 days of unprotected sex, to act as emergency contraception, & it can be left in place as a longer term contraceptive, if you'd like it to be. You need to see a doctor to get one of those fitted.
Most women ovulate around the middle of their cycle (it can vary), so normally, if you were about to get your period, you'd be safer, but this is not the case when you have an irregular cycle, like you mention you have. You definitely did the correct thing by taking Plan B, & it's just a case of waiting until you either get your period, or doing a pregnancy test in a couple of weeks if it still isn't here (Plan B can cause a delay in your period sometimes).
You may get spotting, bleeding & any other hormonal symptoms that you might get with a period or pregnancy, as a result of using Plan B. It's a big dose of hormone.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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