The Possibility Of Getting Pregnant If You Are Late In Family Planning And Want To Have Sex?

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I am late for family planning for 1 month and 6 days, I should have KB on 17/04/18 but I will only be tomorrow on 23/04/18, and tonight I will be in touch with my husband. Will I get pregnant later?

1 Answer:

Hi Holy,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

1-month injection of family planning has an active composition of the hormones medroxyprogesterone acetate and estradiol cypionate, which are derivatives of progesterone and estrogen hormones. As the name implies, 1 month injection of contraception needs to be re-injected every 1 month (4 weeks) to be able to work effectively to prevent pregnancy. Delay in birth control injections more than 24 hours has a very high risk of causing an unplanned pregnancy. Moreover, if you have unprotected sexual intercourse during this time.

Therefore, if you want to have sex at a time when you are not protected by injection contraceptives, you should use protection, such as a condom or a diaphragm (female condom). With proper use, the risk of pregnancy can be minimized even up to 99%.

Discipline in adhering to the injection schedule is an important key to successful pregnancy management. Therefore, you should no longer delay the scheduled birth control injections if you still want to postpone pregnancy. It should also be noted that after the injection, birth control takes time to work effectively to prevent pregnancy for at least 5 to 7 days. So, even if you later have another birth control injection, then you should avoid sexual intercourse in the first 1 week after the injection. Alternatively, you can have sexual intercourse with the help of an additional contraceptive method, as mentioned above.

That's the explanation from us. For details, please consult directly with your gynecologist.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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