I take my birth control on a normal basis and yesterday I had sex and my boyfriend came inside me. ….

…… I didn’t realize that today is my ovulation day, can I still take a plan b pill?

Great question! lets address a few things.

It is important to say that pregnancy is possible whenever sperm comes into contact with the vagina.  However, birth control methods greatly reduce that risk.  If you are taking your birth control correctly and consistently, you are up to 99% protected from pregnancy even if ejaculation in the vagina occurs.

It is also important to know that unless you are practicing the natural family planning method, it can be extremely difficult, if not impossible to know when exactly you are ovulating. This means that even if you keep a period calendar, you need to be also keeping track of ovulation by doing things like taking your temperature and checking your cervical mucus daily. This method is often used after consulting a doctor. A doctor would advise you on how to correctly use this method.

Emergency Contraception is an option. Emergency Contraception is a hormonal emergency birth control method used to delay ovulation to reduce the risk of a pregnancy. The hormones delay ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus. Emergency Contraception is not an abortion pill. It will not harm or end a pregnancy; it will only work to delay ovulation to reduce the risk of a pregnancy. Emergency Contraception can be taken up to 5 days after pregnancy may have occurred, and it is more effective the sooner it is taken.

Remember, birth control does not reduce the risk of STIs, only condoms and dental dams can.

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