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how can i prevent the sperm and the egg cell to ovulate? we just had it last night and her cycle starts usually on the 25th of the month. i know she is not safe. how can i prevent that baby to come out? tnx


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replied December 11th, 2010
Birth Control Answer A17710
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The chances of pregnancy depend upon the presence of egg at time of intercourse. Egg can be alive inside female genital tract for about 6 days from the time of its release from ovary. The sperms can stay alive inside a woman for about 72 hours after ejaculation. If it meets the egg, fertilization can occur resulting in pregnancy. The time of egg release or ovulation depends on the menstrual cycle and the last periods of the woman.
If 72 hours have not yet passed since your unprotected intercourse, then consider meeting her gynecologist to get her prescription for emergency contraceptive. It works in preventing pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of the unprotected act.
If you intend to remain sexually active, then she should consider getting started on regular birth control by her gynecologist.
Take care.



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