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Ginet 84 as sole contraceptive, should i be worried?

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I had sex for the first time last night and it was unprotected which was very stupid and idiotic of me. I think he said he didn't ejaculate in me, but memory is hazy. One of the reasons I let him penetrate me was because I knew I was on a contraceptive pill (Ginet-84) and have been for several months. However, I was prescribed these pills for skin problems and not specifically as a contraceptive, and according to guidelines, Ginet is not recommended to be used solely as a contraceptive (http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/datashee t/g/ginettab.pdf). I am currently on my period as I am on the inactive white pills. I'm not so concerned about STDs, but how much should I be worried about pregnancy in this situation? From information I've gathered so far, it seems unlikely but I still don't feel particularly reassured in regards to my situation. Morning after pills are prescription only where I am at the moment, so would it be worth making the effort to obtain some?


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replied March 11th, 2015
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Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Yes, it is true that Ginet is not a common contraceptive and not taken as a primary contraceptive. However, if you have been on it for a year, it should give you some contraceptive benefit.

First determine the timing of your cycle. If you are mid cycle, then you are close to ovulation and chances of pregnancy are highest mid cycle. In such a situation, yes, it would be advisable to go for emergency contraceptive.

However, if you had just completed your periods say about 3-4 days back (let’s say it was 7-9 days since start of periods) or if you are likely to get periods in another 5-7 days, then you should not worry about pregnancy much. Hope this helps. Take care!


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