I had my period on the 17th June 2011.(I dont usually have regular period). I had sex on the 25th of june (my period ended on the 23rd june). Then I had unprotected sex on 2nd & 3rd of July, and had an Emergency contraception(I-Pill) within 72 hours, which means on Monday night, 4th July. Am worried,can I be pregnant? Please answer me
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If you have had intercourse on only 2nd or 3rd of July and taken emergency contraception within 24-48 hours, it would help in preventing pregnancy. Emergency contraceptive pills (ECP) work in preventing pregnancy when taken within 48 hours of unprotected intercourse. You are close to your fertile days after finishing with your periods. Any intercourse during this time can lead to pregnancy. The ECP will not give you protection for intercourse that happened on 25th of June. Wait and watch for your next periods. Be on the lookout for development of any new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance if periods do not start within 10 days of expected periodâs dates or of you develop any new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy.
If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you intend to remain sexually active, consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact.
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