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Had unprotected sex, just started contraceptive pill. Worried about possible pregnancy

hello, i was asked by a doctor to start taking the contraceptive pill due to irregular periods about 3 weeks ago. i started taking it exactly 3 weeks and 2 days ago, without starting it on the first day of the bleeding . Because my periods were irregular i started taking it on a random day.Today I had unprotected sex and realised it had only been 3 weeks since i started on the pill. I was wondering if i should be worried about a possible pregnancy since the pill could not have been effective for the last three weeks. The fact that i didnt start it on the first day of the cycle is what scared me. Should i consider the morning after pill? or has the pill been effective. thank you
Asked On : Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, pilarika,
Thanks for query.
As you have started the oral contraceptive without knowing the date of period and as this is first cycle so its effect as a contraceptive is nil.
You may take morning after pill if you had intercourse within 36-48 hours,otherwise it wont work.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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