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Cosumed morning after pills in the ovulation period

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: July 28, 2020 1:42 AM

Anonymous 13 days

If I consumed morning after pills after my ovulation period, will it not work?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 13 days
General Practitioner

Greetings. Thank you for your questions.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. For your information, hormonal emergency contraception or morning after pills works by several mechanism depending on the women’s cycle at that particular time. It can inhibit ovulation, interact with sperm and ovum transportation and also fertilization.

Hence, the time of when the pills was taken during the cycle won’t effect its efficacy but when the pills was taken after the unprotected sex. It is estimated that emergency contraception will prevent 95% of pregnancies if taken within the first 24 hours, down to 58% if taken between 48 hours and 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.

The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions. In order for you to know more in detail, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor.

You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

Last Updated: Tue Jul 28 2020 01:42:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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