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Condom broke yesterday so I took the emergency contraceptive

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Condom broke yesterday so I took the emergency contraceptive pill. Condom broke again today, should I retake?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 5 months ago.

Dear customer,

There are few studies done to know whether this would be effective when taken before sex and to know how long they work. Some studies have shown that this is effective.

http://healthland.time.com/2011/03/08/study-the-morning-after-pill-works-the-day-before-too/

However this may not be 100% effective and there is a chance of pregnancy. Therefore you can still get pregnant if you take emergency contraception and then have sex again. Hence you will need to take emergency contraceptive pills again after unprotected sex.

Take care.

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 5 months ago.

Dear customer,

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