Great job thinking about your sexual health!
Pregnancy is possible whenever sperm comes into contact with the vagina. But using a condom correctly can help reduce that risk up to 98%.
Emergency Contraception works by preventing ovulation, or keeping the egg from being released from the ovary. It is important to take Emergency Contraception as soon as possible after someone thinks pregnancy could have occurred. Emergency Contraception doesn’t work if the person has already ovulated. Also, someone can take Emergency Contraception up to 5 days after pregnancy might have occurred, but it is more effective the sooner it is taken.
So there is a chance that the risk of pregnancy was lowered, but the only way someone can know if they are pregnant is to take a test at least 14 days after the sexual contact occurred.
It would be a good idea to think about starting a form of birth control. Most forms of birth control can be up to 99% effective in reducing the risk of pregnancy when used correctly.
If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160