Question: I had unprotected sex on Friday but took the plan b pill Monday evening but about an hour after taking the pill I had unprotected sex again. Could I still get pregnant?
Answer: There is always a risk of pregnancy any time a person engages in vaginal sex. Plan B is a high dose of hormonal birth control that tries to stop a woman from ovulating, the period of time when a woman is most fertile. Although you took Plan B on Monday, sperm can live inside the woman’s body for up to five days; you are still at risk for pregnancy from both sexual experiences on Friday and Monday. Please call to talk with the nurse and/or make an appointment to discuss taking another dose of Plan B, along with getting tested for sexually transmitted infections (STI/HIV). FPA encourages you to use a condom with each act of sex.
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Emergency Contraception (Plan B) is not designed to be taken as a regular form of birth control and does not prevent STI/HIV. Women may experience side effects such as nausea, vomiting and changes in period.