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My Partner Took The Plan B Pill. How Effective Are

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Posted on Mon, 27 Jul 2020
Question: My partner took the plan b pill. How effective are they . She took it 20 minutes after intercourse.
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Its very effective

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Plan B taken within 72 hrs is very effective. Many studies have been done. FDA states its efficacy to prevent pregnancy as high as 80 to 85 %.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (5 hours later)
What about say the ovulation was happening egg came out. Would plan b still work?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
In that case its protection is low.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

If egg has already released then its not very protective. In such a case inserting a copper-IUD or maybe medical termination of pregnancy are other options.
But I don't think it will be needed.

Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (18 minutes later)
So I shouldn't worry? She took it after 30 40 minutes . Maybe the sperm wont reach
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Well I will not worry much about it

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I think its futile to worry at this point. We have already done the best to prevent pregnancy. The cervical mucous will become thicker and prevent entry of sperms. At most, you can ask your gynecologist to insert a copper-intrauterine device.

Even if pregnancy happens, there are other options.

Hope this helps.
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (3 hours later)
Other options like abortion?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Two options

Detailed Answer:
Hi

If pregnancy happens then either bring the baby to this world or abortion.

Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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My Partner Took The Plan B Pill. How Effective Are

Brief Answer: Its very effective Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Plan B taken within 72 hrs is very effective. Many studies have been done. FDA states its efficacy to prevent pregnancy as high as 80 to 85 %. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr Vaishalee