The Effectiveness Of Emergency Contraception If Having Sex During Menstruation?
Hello, so I am on menstruation on the 4th day I have sex without contraception, and 2 days after I take the emergency contraceptive pill, will the medicine be effective even though I am on the last day of menstruation taking a condar pill? Thank you
Hello Celsia, Thank you for the question.
If you have sexual intercourse during menstruation, this condition is unlikely to cause pregnancy. However, in women who have shorter menstrual cycles for example 21 days, then intercourse during menstruation can cause pregnancy. This is because sperm can survive in the uterus for 7 days after intercourse. Thus, in shorter menstrual cycles, ovulation can begin immediately after menstruation is complete and pregnancy can occur. If you have a menstrual cycle 28-30 days and intercourse is done on the last days of menstruation, pregnancy can still occur.
Emergency contraception is contraception used to prevent pregnancy in women who do not use contraception when having intercourse. There are several types of emergency contraception but the most widely used is emergency contraception which contains the hormone levonogestrel. This emergency contraceptive pill should be consumed immediately within 24 hours after intercourse but basically, it can still be consumed for a maximum of 5 days or 120 hours after intercourse occurs. You need to remember, of course the faster it is consumed the more effective it is in preventing pregnancy. Thus, if you take 2 days after intercourse, this pill is still effective in preventing pregnancy (although it may not be as high as the effectiveness of the pill as soon as possible). For now you don't need to worry and keep monitoring your next period. In the future, if you don't want a baby yet, it is recommended that you continue to use appropriate contraceptives to prevent pregnancy.
Hopefully this information helps you.