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want2Bneeded
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Tonight my girlfriend and I were having sex and after I ejaculated I found the condom had burst. It is too late just now to get the morning after pill, but we're going to get it tomorrow. Will it need to be my girlfriend who gets it or would I be able to get it from the chemist for her? Thanks.
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dailicious
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It is not too late for EC. Your girlfriend will be the one who needs to go get it, I'm fairly certain, but there's no reason you can't go together to get it.

Also, if you are not both up to date on your STI screenings, you'll both need to schedule one for about a month from now.


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want2Bneeded
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When I say it's too late I mean there's nowhere open just now. Plus I've had a drink so I can't drive even if there was somewhere. And thanks for the STI advice, I'll get that arranged.
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Ah, I see, tomorrow won't be too late EC-effectiveness wise, which you probably understand already and kudos for being smart about not drinking and driving!
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want2Bneeded
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Yeah, we've got about 120 hours to get it. Definately get it tomorrow though. Are you able to tell me what the percentage is that the EC will work? Thanks.
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dailicious
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Taken from this article: Emergency Contraception, if you want some more information on top of this.

when used properly and within 72 hours, ECPs can lower your pregnancy risk by up to 98%. The sooner they are used, the greater chance of effectiveness they will have.


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Can you just walk into a hospitial if say you're on vacation and get the emergency pill?
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Bobolink
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Yes, most ER doctors will prescribe EC. If you do not have health insurance, be prepared tp pay for the ER visit.

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