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pregnancy concern

By Anonymous October 4, 2014 - 11:14am
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I am 18 years old and had unprotected sex yesterday, i.e., 3rd october'14 around 12:30 pm and after 11 hours i took i-pill, my last period cycle was around 21st september'2014 i am worried too as my ovulation date is near so please tell me that, is there any chances of getting pregnant ? please reply.

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Hi mar_ley,

Glad I could help! According to Dr. Adamson, Board Certified specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology, you can take a urinary pregnancy test about two weeks after you ovulate. Ovulation typically occurs from days 12-14 of your menstrual cycle.

I have not read any studies that prove eating unripe papaya and practicing some forms of exercise can terminate a pregnancy. Many people may try different things and it works for them, but I do not know of any practices like that which end a pregnancy. If you are interested in ending a possible pregnancy, the best thing to do is to visit your doctor. They will be able to give you helpful information. You could also ask them for advice on terminating a possible pregnancy and can also get a pregnancy test from them if you would prefer.

Let me know if you have other questions; I hope this helped!

October 5, 2014 - 7:56pm

Thanks a ton, I am planning for a pregnancy test at home so when i should get it checked ? By 1st day of my next expected cycle or within few days? and i read an article about terminating pregnancy at home by eating unripe papaya and permorming some forms of exercises, what do you recommend ?

October 4, 2014 - 1:42pm

Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community! It is important to know that anytime you have unprotected sex, your risk of pregnancy is much higher. During a menstrual cycle, the days of highest fertility are days 10-16. The day you had unprotected sex falls within that time frame if you began your last period on September 21.

However, morning after pills have high rates of effectiveness in decreasing the risk of pregnancy. It is important to know that you should not use the morning after pill as your main form of birth control. Taking it frequently can mess up your menstrual cycle and make it become irregular. If you plan on continuing to have unprotected sex, I suggest getting on a form of birth control like the pill or using a condom. Birth control helps reduce the risk of pregnancy. 

Here are some great resource on EmpowHER that talk about different birth control options and how to choose the one that works best for you:



It may be a good idea to take a pregnancy test from the store to help relieve any fears and get an accurate answer.

Please keep me updated! I hope this helped and let me know if you have any other questions.


October 4, 2014 - 12:50pm
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