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Was Plan B the right thing to take?

By Anonymous April 25, 2017 - 5:33am
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had sex last Tuesday and he went on my stomach. He wiped it off and then I quickly went to the washroom to pee. Wiped my stomach 2-3 more times with toilet paper. There was no semen left on my stomach that was liquid and my stomach appeared dry, but I wiped a 4th time just in case. B/c there was nothing on the toilet paper and it was dry the fourth time, I accidentally almost used that toilet paper to wipe my vagina from peeing. (Already wiped once w/ a new toilet paper so vagina was dry) It only touched my vagina on the outside slightly before realizing it was one I used to wipe my stomach with. Quickly dropped it after. Been worried all week wondering if sperm did go in vagina and if I should take plan b, so I took it 3 days after sex (Friday) even tho it's more than 72 hrs bc I was very hesitant. It's been 5 days and I've been waiting for my period bc it's supposed to happen around this time. Was taking plan b the best decision to make or was I worrying too much?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to us.

There was no need to take Plan B. Plan B prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation. If you took it a week or less before your period was due, you had already ovulated. It is effective if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. So, taking it so late, it would not be effective.

You were never at risk for becoming pregnant because you wiped away the semen and did not use that toilet tissue to wipe.

Changes in the menstrual cycle are a side effect of an RCP. Your period can be delayed up to five days as a side effect of the pill. Stressing over this can cause a delay.

Try your best to relax and your period will start.


April 25, 2017 - 9:29am
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