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Is taking Postinor-2 effective to avoid pregnancy?

Had my be ejaculate close to my vaginal though there was no penetration then after 5hours, I took Postinor 2 and i happen to be ovulating when it happened, how effective is Postinor 2 that I consumed worked and prevent from pregnancy? and what is the indicator to know if it worked
Fri, 27 Oct 2017
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

1. There need not be complete penetration to cause conception. Deposition of semen or the pre-ejaculate on the vagina is sufficient as the sperms can swim efficiently.
2. Use of emergency contraceptive pill within the stipulated time interval, like you have done, offers very good protection. Even if ovulation had occurred, the pill effect makes fertilization difficult and if there is chances to happen, makes implantation difficult.
3. You can expect withdrawal bleeding a couple of days after the intake of the pill. Your next natural period may get delayed by a week or two and if you do not see a period even after ten days, get further help.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Shanti Vennam
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