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Safety of unprotected sex on Nordette - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Can I have unprotected sex again after taking first batch of EC? (4 pills, Nordette)
Doctor :   hello
User :   This within the 24 hours.
Doctor :   i am Dr
User :   Hello Doctor.
User :   This is my question.
Doctor :   may i know your age please
User :   Can I have unprotected sex again after taking first batch of EC? (4 pills, Nordette)
User :   I'm 24 and so is my girlfriend.
Doctor :   so ytou had unprotected sex and then you gave your gf the medicine ? and now you want to know if you can do it again ?
User :   Yes. She'll be taking the next 4 pills 8 hours from now.
User :   Will it still be safe? Pregnancy wise.
Doctor :   yes you can do it
User :   No higher risk of her getting pregnant?
Doctor :   nothing is 100%
Doctor :   but yes the chances are very very less
User :   She took the first 4 pills four hours ago.
Doctor :   well you can do it
User :   So we can have unprotected sex as many times until tomorrow when she takes the second batch with the same low chances?
User :   *same chances?
User :   EC we're using is Nordette.
Doctor :   well i told you that the chances are always there
Doctor :   but yes they are less
User :   Like 90% less?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   about that much
User :   Doctor. Before we end our consultation. Can you explain why the chances don't change? For my girlfriend's sake.
Doctor :   sure see whats happening is that you are taking the hormone pills that delay ovulation causing no egg to release
Doctor :   so after the second dose your gf will get her periods soon
Doctor. She took EC 1 week ago and she has her period now. Still safe?
Doctor :   well please dont use this as your regular method
Doctor :   its not safe
Doctor :   she can be on regular pills
Doctor :   or she can take an injection which provides safe period for 3 months
Doctor :   taking high doses like this is not good
User :   What're her risks?
Doctor :   heavy bleeding
Doctor :   cramps
Doctor :   vimiting
Doctor :   vomiting
Doctor :   and irregular periods
Doctor :   either use a condom
Doctor :   or a regular pill
User :   Alright thank you Doctor. Once she starts regular pills. How long until we can gave unprotected sex?
Doctor :   after a week
Doctor :   it will be on the pill
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