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kindascared
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I had sex on October 21, using my birth control pills as my only form of contraception. (He also pulled out, but i know the risks associated with pre-cum)Im worried that he may have pulled out too late, and I am due to start my period tomorrow. I did miss one pill in my pack, the first pill, becuse i got my prescription filled too late, but i did take it the nexst day, as per the instructions. I was also about 5 hours late on another pill, but took it asap that same day. I am still within the 120 hour time frame that is set aside for EC. Do yall recommend EC or will that screw up my period that is due tomorrow? (I have had the PMS symptoms like acne, but no cramps yet)
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i_love_my_vagina
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I thought it was 72 hours?
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Bobolink
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Recent research shows that Emergency Contraception is most effective (98%) when used within 72 hours of the pregnancy risk. Between 72 and 120 hours, the effectivenes drops to about 80%. After 120 hours the effectiveness quickly drops to 0%.

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kindascared
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So given my situation, is Ec advisable?

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dailicious
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I do not think EC would be avisable or probably even prescribed in this situation. You probably don't need to worry. (And also? Withdrawl is pretty darn pointless, anytime. If the pill is your only form of contraception it's going to be as effective as it usually is whether he ejaculates or not, quite frankly.)

Just know to take a pregnancy test if your withdrawl bleed doesn't show up during your plaecbo week (though continue taking the next pack of pills the same as always even if it hasn't, unless you determine you are pregnant).


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