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I had sex with my girlfriend on 12th of march. She had her last period on 2nd march. She has a menstrual cycle of 26 days. I used a condom but i am not sure if things went correctly or not,so I gave her an ipill tablet on 14th. We do not want a pregnancy. Can i know what are the chances for her to become pregnant ? and if the ipill doesnt work,what step hould we take next to avoid the pregnancy?


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replied March 14th, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

FYI, Pregnancy can occur, only when ejaculation occurs within the vagina, and when the woman is within the fertile period of your cycle. This period is from day 11 to day 15 of a 26 day menstrual cycle.

Having sex in the days out of this fertile period (that is day 1 to 10 & 16 - 26 ) would be less likely to result in pregnancy, and it is considered to be the Safe period.

Based on your history, the chances of pregnancy would be less likely since the intercourse occured on day 10 (safe period), and it was protected, and also due to the fact that emergency contraception was used within 48 hours of the intercourse.

There would be no need to worry about pregnancy. You need not take any additional steps. Your girlfriend is most likely to get her cycles in due time.

For your information, in case any woman gets pregnant due to unprotected intercourse during the unsafe period of the cycle, she would miss her cycles. A urine pregnancy test done at least one day after the missed cycle might confirm the pregnancy.

In case pregnancy is not desired, consulting a doctor as soon as possible is recommended. Medications can be prescribed within 6-8 weeks of the pregnancy, which might help to terminate the pregnancy. If pregnancy is detected after 8 weeks, termination might require a small medical procedure called Dilatation and Curettage ( also called Medical Abortion).

I hope the information here is helpful.
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replied March 14th, 2015
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Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Post ovulation, a woman usually starts her periods in 14 days. So, if she has a regular cycle, then counting back from her first day of period will also help you decide when she could have ovulated.

Since she took an emergency contraceptive pill on 13th day of her cycle (assuming March 2 was her first day of periods), then yes, the contraceptive pill should be effective in stopping ovulation. If your partner has a 27-28 day cycle then chances of it being effective are higher. If she has a 25-26 day cycle, then she may have already ovulated.

Hope this helps. Take care!


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replied April 1st, 2015
There is only one way to know is taking home pregnancy test on the day of her missed period. To avoid false negative, ensure you take first morning urine and use branded highly sensitive kit. Ipill is ideally works best within 24 hours of having sex, but it still works well within 96 hours (four days). So, there is a negligible chance of pregnancy. However, Ipill would not work if pregnancy is already established.
If you found she is Pregnant, consult your doctor at earliest. You may need to do an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. Then doctor can suggest you suitable option to terminate pregnancy.
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replied May 1st, 2015
No chance to pregnancy if your semen enter into the vagina.
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