I’ve been on birth control for about 4 months……

………… my boyfriend ejaculated in me on my ovulation day. Should I still take Plan B?

When someone starts a new hormonal method of birth control (like the pill) they need to use a back up method (like condoms or practicing abstinence) for one week before that method will be effective.

After that first week, the hormones will be integrated into the body and can help prevent pregnancy up to 99% (even if ejaculation occurs in the vagina) when taken correctly. In order for The pill to be effective, a person needs to take the pill every day at the same time. 

Emergency Contraception is an option, which can be taken up to 5 days after and is more effective the sooner it is taken. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation- when the egg is released from the ovary.

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.

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