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Had unprotected sex, took emergency pill. Chances of its effectiveness?

Hi, Is there a possibility that I could be pregnant. First day of my cycle was Jan 29. I had unprotected sex on Feb 11 and my partner did not pull out fast enough. I have a short cycle (approx 25-26 days) Ovulation occurred around Feb 9th or 10th. I went to the pharmacy yesterday (feb 12) and purchased Next Choice emergency contraceptive . What are the chances of this contraceptive being effective. Any advice or information would be much appreciated. Thank you
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Most emergency contraceptives , including this one, work best if taken within 72 hrs of unprotected intercourse which would have been by the 14th. It may still have an effect but the efficacy is decreased at this point.
It is possible that you did not conceive.

It would be best to consider another form of birth control other that withdrawal which is not considered one of the most effective methods. The methods are oral contraceptives, injectable contraceptives, IUD, the patch, condoms.

I hope this helps
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