Best birth control medicine after sex

Patient : I am a 21 years old girl. I had sex but no intercourse as I am a virgin. I dont have any idea of what type of virgin I am however i thought Im on my period but after a couple of hours there was no blood and I think my period just stopped despite seeing some blood 3-4 hours before having sex. I am now worried if I can get pregnant and what is the best medicine for after sex pregnancy prevention. Thanks
Doctor :   Hello, Thanks for contacting askthedoctor.com for an opinion, If you have been involved in a sexual activity on the da y of your onset of menses , also there has been no intercourse, then then the chances of pregnancy are negligible as ovulation is absent and the endometrium is in the shedding mode. But if you feel that the menses have stopped after sex and its not your due date and possibly the bleeding was a breakthrough bleed, then it would be wise to opt for an emergency contraception in form of PLAN-B pill which is to be taken within 72 hrs of sexual activity. This would allow the withdrawal bleed to occur within 7-10 days , thereby ensuring that there is no implantation and hence no pregnancy. I hope i have answered your query in detail, wishing you safe sexual practices, regards

Related Q&A

Q: When taking POP birth control norethindrone how close to the time you are supposed to take it can it still be effecti...

Q: I've noticed my stomach has been gurgling since the last time i had sex they day after my period ended. I am on birth...

Q: I've been taking junel birth control. I just finish my first pack and now this week I'm on withdrawal bleeding. But i...

Q: Is it ok to take brith control after labral reconstruction surgery?

Q: I was on birth control last month to get my hormones back in control before trying for a baby again. I took to from D...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews