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Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: April 12, 2022 4:48 PM

Anonymous 2 months

I have had my period tracked using an app called Flo and I don’t plan on pregnancy at all, so I was wondering whether having unprotected sex (with hormonal pills taken regularly) is safe at approximately a week before my period comes as predicted by the app? Thanks in advance!

Dr Sashini Seeni 2 months
General Practitioner

Hello and good afternoon.

Thank you for your question.

Based on your question, I understand that you are worried about your situation. I will try to help you.

For your information,taking hormonal pills to prevent pregnancy is one of the most famous methods these days,rather than relying on app.However,I would suggest using barrier methods because it is easy and safe as well.

Furthermore, there are several other types of contraception such as:

  • Barrier methods include the male condom, the female condom, cervical caps and cervical diaphragms. It prevents sperm from reaching the cervix and some may contain chemicals that kills sperms. It is effective, non-invasive and protects against sexually transmitted diseases (STD). However, it decreases sexual pleasure and requires both partners cooperation.

  • Intrauterine device is a copper device shaped like a T and is inserted into the uterus to prevent an embryo to be implanted at the uterine wall. There are 2 types, one without hormones and another with hormones. it is inserted by a doctor and can last up to 3 years. However, it is associated with a lower effectiveness of preventing pregnancy compared to the barrier method and increases the risk for infections.

  • Depot injections

Therefore I highly recommend you speak to your doctor regarding your situation to provide you with the safest and best route of care to manage your condition as a whole, taking into account the various factors mentioned above and more. You can contact our doctor online for further information and treatment.

I hope this answer helps you. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Tue Apr 12 2022 16:48:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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