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emergency contraception that I can use one week later?

I had unprotected sex within the first week of my birth control. What are the chances of me being pregnant? Is there any emergency contraception that I can use one week later?
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replied April 18th, 2011
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Unprotected intercourse during the first week of pregnancy can lead to pregnancy as it takes time for the body to get adjusted to the hormonal changes.If you had intercourse nearing ovulation days then chances are high.Emergency contraceptive pills are recommended within 72 hours of intercourse and would not be effective a week later.
Kindly see a Gynaecologist for evaluation.

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replied April 19th, 2011
Do you ovulate while on birth control pills?

I thought birth control stops you from ovulating.
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replied April 19th, 2011
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Blizzard, during the very first first week you have increased risk of pregnancy. If you started on the first day of your period, this risk is extremely small however.

From then on you are protected every minute of every days long as you take your pills as directed. It does not matter if you are on the active or inactive pills.

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replied December 4th, 2014
Emergency birth control pills can lower your chances of getting pregnant, if taken in the first three days (72 hours) after unprotected sex.
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replied December 11th, 2014
Emergency contraception pills work best when the pill has be taken within 72 hrs after intercourse in order to prevent pregnancy. You might have also heard that the morning-after pill causes an abortion. Users might experience mild effects like fatigue, nausea, abdominal cramping or headache during the course and such effects are normal and risk free.
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