How To Prevent Pregnancy After Unprotected Intercourse?

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I postponed pregnancy when I forgot to use a condom Do I have to take birth control pills?

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First of all, you should explain in advance, exactly when the first day of your last menstrual period, what is the distance between your menstrual cycles usually, on what day after menstruation you have unprotected sexual intercourse, and how long the sexual intercourse has been carried out.

The things above are very important to answer in advance to find out whether during sexual intercourse you are in the fertile period or not (so the risk of pregnancy) and to assess whether at this time you can still consume emergency contraception.

Basically, birth control pills cannot be used to prevent pregnancy if conception has already taken place (meaning if sexual intercourse is carried out during your fertile period and a meeting of sperm and egg has occurred). Birth control pills are intended to prevent pregnancy before intercourse. If sexual intercourse has been carried out, then all you have to do is use emergency contraception.

Emergency contraception itself has several types:

 Emergency contraceptive pills, some containing Levonorgestrel there are also those containing Ulipristal acetate. Levonorgestrel is more commonly used, but can only prevent pregnancy if taken immediately after intercourse and is still effective for use up to 3 days after intercourse. Ulipristal acetate can prevent pregnancy for up to 5 days after intercourse, but this drug can only be purchased by prescription. Installation of Copper T IUD or an intrauterine device. This IUD can be used as emergency contraception and permanent contraception. IUDs are effective for use as emergency contraception for up to 5 days after intercourse. This IUD is more effective to use than the two types of emergency contraceptive pills above. If you really want to postpone pregnancy, you can still install the IUD for up to 10 years as permanent contraception. We recommend that you do an examination to the obstetrician as soon as possible if it is not past 5 days since the sexual intercourse.

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