Should I be worried?

“In november, i had protected sex, but when it was over, the condom was not there so i went to a clinic to get an ECP just to be safe. my period came as usual. sometime in december i had protected sex, everything was normal, no breaks in the condom, etc. it is now january 5 and i have not gotten my period at all. do ECP’s cause a late period? should i be worried? could i be pregnant? should i wait for a while to see if my period comes this month?”

A: “Since your period came as usual after taking the ECP and you had used protection in December, you are probably not pregnant. However, you may want to call the clinic and speak to a nurse who can determine based on the date of your last menstrual period whether or not you should be concerned.”