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Regular birth control pills cannot be used for emergency contraception. If you intend to use it for emergency contraception, the higher dosage would be required. Read the instruction leaflet or clarify with your doctor/gynecologist. If you have been sexually active without protection and are not ready for pregnancy, you can consider taking emergency contraceptive within 48 hours of the unprotected sexual contact. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. If you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider getting started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Avoid unprotected sexual contact within 2-3 weeks of getting started on hormonal contraceptive (as most of eth hormonal contraceptives start giving you effective protection after 2-3 weeks). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy.
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