Users' questions

Can I take the morning after pill even if I used a condom?

Can I take the morning after pill even if I used a condom?

Can I take a morning after pill after having sex with a condom just to be safe? It’s great that you want to do everything you can to prevent pregnancy, but unless the condom broke, slipped off, or something else happened that resulted in semen getting inside your vagina, you don’t need to take the morning after pill.

How long should you use a condom after missing a pill?

You should:

  1. take the last pill you missed now, even if this means taking 2 pills in 1 day.
  2. leave any earlier missed pills.
  3. carry on taking the rest of the pack as normal.
  4. use extra contraception, such as condoms, for the next 7 days.

Should I take Plan B if Im on birth control and the condom broke?

Is it safe to take Plan B in non emergencies? While it’s safe to take Plan B anytime you need it, you really only need to take Plan B if your “Plan A” (your regular method of birth control) failed – like if the condom broke or you didn’t use one, you missed a pill, etc.

Can I get pregnant even if the condom doesn’t break?

Even if the condom didn’t break, pregnancy is still possible. That’s because condoms don’t work all of the time. If used perfectly, condoms worn on the penis are 98 percent effective at preventing pregnancy. If used incorrectly, their effectiveness drops to about 85 percent.

What happens if you take the morning-after pill 4 days later?

Taking the morning-after pill — emergency contraception — more than five days after unprotected vaginal intercourse won’t have any effect. Emergency contraception — the morning-after pill — is effective if started within 120 hours, or five days. The sooner emergency contraception is started, the better it works.

Can you get pregnant even if the condom didn’t break?

Even if the condom didn’t break, pregnancy is still possible. That’s because condoms don’t work all of the time. If used perfectly, condoms worn on the penis are 98 percent effective at preventing pregnancy.