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How long does an emergency contraception pill take to work?

I had unproteted sex this morning, as the condom split, and I went to get emergency contraception literally straight away (within 30mins of the sex, I had taken the tablet). However, I have an appointment to get the contraceptive implant on Wednesday but I need to prove that I'm not pregnant. My question is, how long does it take the emergency contraception pill take to take effect so that I can take a pregnancy test to ensure it has worked?
Fri, 31 Jan 2020
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Hello,

You can take a pregnancy test right away to rule out pregnancy. As far the effectiveness of emergency contraceptives, you need to wait till the next expected cycle and take a test if your period gets delayed.

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Dr.Lekshmi Rita Venugopal
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How long does an emergency contraception pill take to work?

Hello, You can take a pregnancy test right away to rule out pregnancy. As far the effectiveness of emergency contraceptives, you need to wait till the next expected cycle and take a test if your period gets delayed. Hope this answers your query Please address further questions here Regards Dr.Lekshmi Rita Venugopal