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Took PlanB and hours later had unprotected sex again, will the pill still work?

By September 20, 2010 - 7:41pm
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Yesterday I took Plan B at around 6pm and I engaged in unprotected sex again a few hours later. Will the pill still protect me?

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Hi Eloci

Plan B is not for use as birth control. It is EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION. The hormone doses are higher and can lead to complication, so you really need to figure out a form of birth control to use on a regular basis. http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/emergency-contraception.

I suggest you contact your pharmacist for particulars on your situation, or read the package insert that came with the meds. Plan B also has an FAQ on their website: http://www.planbonestep.com/. My gut says that if it was the same day, you are likely still protected. But this is dangerous behavior on your part.

Good luck and thanks for writing.

September 22, 2010 - 6:50am
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I wouldn't count on it. You need to get some more. If you don't use condoms every time or cannot take a birth control pill at the same time every day, then at least get the depo provera shot every 3 months.

September 21, 2010 - 10:37pm
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