Effectiveness of emergency contraceptive pills

Patient: My bf had sex with me 3-4 days after my last period, and i took postinor 2 ,2 hours after sex , will i be pregnant ??




Doctor: An emergency contraceptive pill  works by preventing ovulation and/or thickening the cervical mucous and thus helps in p preventing pregnancy. Typically it should be taken immediately to upto 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. The earlier the better. Though no birth control measure is 100% effective, emergency contraceptive are around 90% effective in reducing the chances of pregnancy if taken within 24 hours of sex.


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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