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Scared to be pregnant after sex. How to prevent it?

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My friend just talk to me about her n her boyfriend have sex 3 days ago n she scare to be pregnant. ...
Posted Tue, 22 Oct 2013 in Pregnancy
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Levonorgestrel pill can help her

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I see that your friend has had sexual intercourse with her boyfriend, and is now scared about pregnancy.

If 72 hours has not elapsed since the time of the intercourse, she can take a single tablet of Levonorgestrel only pill like I pill.

If 72 hours has lapsed, then there is nothing much that can be done to prevent pregnancy.

Only other option would be to wait for her periods to occur on the date of expectation.

Further decisions can be taken depending on whether she gets her periods on time or not.

Hope this helps you.

Let me know if you have more queries.

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Follow-up: Scared to be pregnant after sex. How to prevent it? 17 minutes later
How to to get the pill pls
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is available over the counter

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The medicine is available over the counter. You can ask for Levonorgestrel pill or Progesterone only pill or Emergency contraception pill.

You can purchase it at the pharmacy. You do not need a doctor's prescription for the same.

hope this helps you.

Regards,
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Follow-up: Scared to be pregnant after sex. How to prevent it? 11 minutes later
So if it little bit over the 72hrs ...what y think but she will try it anyways
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
medicine is ineffective after 72 hrs

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The medicine will not work if taken after 72 hours. Hence, if 72 hours has elapsed, there is no much use of taking the medicine.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

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Follow-up: Scared to be pregnant after sex. How to prevent it? 1 minute later
Any other opinions pls....
She don't want to wait. ....how long in order for her to take a pregnancy test.....
She don't really wanted to pregnant. ...pls..help
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
'wait and watch' is the ideal approach here

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Please understand that emergency contraceptive pill is effective only when taken within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse. After that, it has no use.

You have to wait for 1 week after missing a period to take a pregnancy test.

In case, she becomes pregnant, she can opt for medical termination of pregnancy, where in her doctor can prescribe her medicines to abort the baby.

However, 'wait and watch' is the ideal approach here.

Regards,
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