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Suffer from poly cystic ovary. Taking ginette. Do I need to take emergency contraceptive pill after unprotected sex?

Hi,I am 23years old. I am taking Ginette35 for the last 1month. I had my periods last week and now I am on my 6th pill. I have Polycystic Ovary. Yesterday me and my fiance were fooling around and had unprotected sex! Do I need to take an Emergency Contraceptive Pill? And since I have PCOs,it is not that easy for me to get pregnant right? Please Help! Thank You.
Thu, 16 May 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
Polycystic ovarian disease is not a protection against pregnancy, or a complete definition that you cannot get pregnant. Your chances of getting pregnant are still high and there is a good percentage of women with POD that get pregnant under no treatment. Regular and routine birth control methods are still application to your case. Discussing with your physician with respect to the most convenient, appropriate and convenient methods with respect to you is my advice. Barrier methods especially, I suggest could be most appropriate for you. However, this shall be guided by the history, socioeconomic factors and actual clinical state.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
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