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I am worried Plan B won't work for me. The first day of my last period was July 15, 2008. I had unprotected intercourse with my fiance on August 3. The unprotected intercourse was just a few unprotected inserts. He actually did not cum until about 10 minutes later (through oral sex) from the last time he inside me. Unfortunately, our desires got the best of us and about an hour later we were fooling around again and he put it in me a few times. Yet, this time he did not ejaculate at all. I took Plan B about 11 hours later and the second pill 12 hours later. However... I am worried I am around ovulation time. I know the risk is low for pregnancy, but I do know it only takes one sperm and there was that clear fluid coming from his penis while we were fooling around. I am worried Plan B won't work if I already ovulated a few days prior or even 24 hours prior to the unprotected intercourse. I am highly stressed as I do not want to be a pregnant bride and hate that I let my desires in the moment cloud my thinking. I don't understand how I seem to lose all common sense when in the moment. P.S. we are trying to hold of sex until we are married and this was the only time we had unprotected intercourse since my last period. And HIV and STD's are not a risk with us as we have both been tested as we are getting married.
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Hey there, Camp52- welcome to Scarleteen.

I understand that you're worried: however, you did take Plan B very soon after unprotected intercourse and, additionally, your genitals were only exposed to pre-ejaculate, not semen.

Also, know that Plan B works in several different ways: depending on when in your cycle it's taken, it can delay/prevent ovulation, make the uterus less hospitable to implantation, and/or inhibit sperm/egg movement. Emergency Contraception sums things up pretty nicely.

While you did have a risk, I hope that knowing how Plan B works will help ease your worries a bit.

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Thanks for the quick response, Well I am mostly worried because I was around ovulation time... I have read that sperm can get to an available egg within 30 minutes. Plus he did not urinate in between. Therefore, anything left over from previous time was still in his uretha most likely. I have also been reading studies about how plan b mainly works by preventing ovulation and there are not really any conclusive studies otherwise. I am due for my period in 3 days and I took Plan B a week ago. I have started to get sore breasts and I have been have slight cramping the past two days. I am hopeful this is PMS but I know it could also be implantation cramping.... I wish I would have know all this before I lost my head...
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