Plan B

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?

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.

Painesville Clinic 440-352-0608

Ashtabula Clinic 990-992-5953

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.

I had unprotected sex and was wondering if I can get Plan B and how much would it cost?

Question: I had unprotected sex and i was wondering if I can get Plan B from Family Planning? If, so how much would it cost? I’m 17 years old so does a parent have to come along with me. To get Plan B do I need an appointment?

Answer:  Emergency Contraception (Plan B) needs to be taken as soon as possible, along with testing for sexually transmitted infections.

Although we encourage parents to be a part of your appointment at Family Planning, it is not a requirement.  If you do not want to use your parents insurance, cost will be determined using a sliding fee scale.  If you are an unemployed student without documentation of family income, Family Planning Association would assign you to the furthest side of our scale. FPA services are available to you at little or no cost and you would never be turned away because of inability to pay; we do accept donations.

Family Planning Association holds Teen Clinic Mondays and alternate between the Painesville (440-352-0608) and Ashtabula (440-992-5953) locations.  Today, Monday, December 12 Teen Clinic will be held at the Painesville location; you can either arrive at the start of Teen Clinic (3:00 PM)  and sign up for one of the limited number of walk-in appointments or call  to make an appointment to ensure you will be seen.

 

 

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