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later I started my period do I still need the morning after

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I had unprotected sex but he pulled out. 6 hours later I started my period do I still need the morning after pill?

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replied May 5th, 2015
Birth Control Answer A52108
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If you were sexually active while on your periods, there is no need for taking emergency contraception as chances of egg being present in your system is nil at the time of menstrual period. Since these pills contain high dosage of hormones these can affect period pattern and also result in delay in periods. The bleeding that you experienced could be withdrawal bleeding. Wait and watch for your actual periods. Visit your gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation clarification and assistance if periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you have abnormal bleeding. If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if not ready for pregnancy. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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