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Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
It is my second month taking birth control pill. I have been taking the pills consistently at the same time every day. Upon finishing my first month, instead of a 7 days interval, I started the next cycle when my menstruation start. Right after my period end, me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex, should I consume the morning after pill or just continue with the normal birth control pill?
Hello, and thank you for contacting us
We truly understand your concern with regard to your current condition. However, our views would only reflect based on the description that you have brought forth into the forum. People taking birth control pills can take Plan B without any complications. If you’re taking Plan B because you skipped or missed more than two doses of your birth control pill, it’s important you resume taking it as scheduled as soon as possible.
For your information, Escapelle is a morning after pill. An emergency contraception is expected to prevent 85% of pregnancies. 95% of pregnancies are expected to be prevented if taken within the first 24 hours, down to 58% if taken between 48 hours and 72 hours after an unprotected intercourse.
Emergency contraceptive works by interfering with the hormones in your body - hence prevents for insemination or fertilization to occur. It is not always harmful but still has notable side effects. Albeit consuming the pill too often, will interfere with your menstrual cycle and other corresponding side effects.
For women who have frequent sexual intercourse, it is advisable to take contraceptives such as IUCD or hormone contraceptive injections other than birth control pills to prevent pregnancy for a long time. Since you have taken the first pill in less than 48 hours, then the protective effect of the drug on pregnancy (theoretically by 85% chance) still works.
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