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Is Plan B effective during ovulation?

By Anonymous March 29, 2016 - 6:53pm
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I had a condom slip late Sunday night/early Monday morning (around 2am). It was still half in me but I felt it spill out around me onto the bed. After much contemplation I decided to take Plan B today to stop obsessing over the "what ifs".
Thing is, I am due for my period in exactly 2 weeks, meaning I'm likely ovulating right around now. I know my chances of pregnancy are already pretty low (I would just rather they be ZERO), but I'm wondering if taking the pill was a waste since I was already ovulating anyway?

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

Emergency contraception is effective as long as you take it as directed. The success rate depends on when you take it. Within 24 hours has a 95% success rate, and within 49 to 72 hours, falls to just 58%.

In you situation you were using a birth control method and it failed you. This is exactly what emergency contraception was created for. If you want to be certain that you are not pregnant.

Be well,

March 29, 2016 - 8:40pm
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