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How effective is emergency contraceptive

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My hubby and I had safe sex but then the condom slipped. We found the condom inside my vagina and we took it out. He didn't have time to ejaculate because we immediately went to the nearest store and bought an emergency contraceptive (Plan B). I'm not on birth control so I'm a bit worried.

How effective is emergency contraceptive and what are the chances of me getting pregnant?


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replied March 17th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A20945
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Emergency contraceptives are usually effective in preventing pregnancy when taken within 48-72 hours of the unprotected intercourse. avoid having further intercourse after you have taken it. You should get withdrawal bleeding within 5-7 days. Get started on suitable regular birth control measures to prevent pregnancy if you are not ready for a baby at present. Avoid repeated use of emergency contraceptives (it contains very high dosages of hormones in them) as they can harm your health and disrupt hormonal and bleeding pattern/period cycle.
Take care.



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