Late Use Of Birth Control Pills.?
good afternoon, my wife and I did HB at the end of March and my wife took the KB pill after HB because I was going out of town, but for 2 days I didn’t drink anymore, on the third day my wife took the KB pill again. I ask whether it can delay pregnancy? thanks
Hello Mamat, Thank you for the question.
Do you mean the birth control pill that must be taken every day? Birth control pills are contraceptives used to prevent pregnancy if used appropriately. Birth control pills are not intended to prevent pregnancy if consumed after intercourse. Birth control pills must be consumed before intercourse. Birth control pills are recommended to be taken every day at the same time starting on the first day of menstruation so that the protective effect on pregnancy can be felt immediately. If a woman consumes birth control pills the other day, another method of contraception must be used, namely condoms for 7 days until the woman consumes birth control pills for 7 consecutive days.
To prevent pregnancy after intercourse, your wife must consume emergency contraception. Emergency contraception is a drug containing the hormone progestin which is recommended to be consumed immediately after intercourse or no later than 120 hours after intercourse to remain effective in preventing conception. The faster it is consumed, the higher the effectiveness of the drug.
If what your wife consumes is emergency contraception, then this drug can prevent an unplanned pregnancy. However, if what your wife consumes is the usual birth control pill then the pill can not prevent pregnancy. We recommend that your wife immediately consult with a specialist obstetrics and gynecologist in advance to determine whether what your wife consumes is right because I do not know for sure what drugs your wife consumes. You and your wife should also discuss with your doctor what contraception is suitable for both of you if you don't want a baby yet.
I hope this helps.