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Is Ipill effective at preventing pregnancy within an hour after intercourse?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


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Posted on Sat, 6 Oct 2018 in Women's Health
Question: Hi , I am Nidhi 35 years age , My first day of last period is XXXXXXX 24th 2018 , On Feb 10th I had an Intercourse condom broke , So I took ipill tablet (unwanted 72) within an hour of intercouse on same day, Will I get pregnant / delayed in periods , I haven't taken ipill in last 3 years.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Pregnancy is not likely.

Detailed Answer:


Since you took I-pill within one hour, you are 97% protected against pregnancy.

You can have a mild spotting for next 3-4 days due to the withdrawal effect of the I-pill.

The next periods can be delayed by a week or so. No need to worry.

Just wait for your next periods and test your urine for pregnancy in case the next periods are delayed by more than a week.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr. Rakhi Tayal, OBGYN
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