FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sometimes people are too embarrassed, too busy, or just don’t know the right questions. The questions on this page should cover a lot of aspects of what you need to know though.

Had Unprotected Sex? Most Asked Questions and Answers

Answers

How effective is the withdrawal method, aka “pulling out”?

Let’s just say if you’re not ready to be a mom, this method shouldn’t be your first choice. Withdrawal, by which the guy pulls out before he ejaculates, is not an effective contraception method. Even when applied successfully, and the man pulls out in time, 78 percent – or 22 of every 100 women – using this as their contraception method will become pregnant over a year. And you can bet: it’s not always easy to pull out in time!
It’s not just that the guy can get overexcited and lose control – many men release sperm before ejaculation. And remember: it just takes one sperm to fertilize an egg...

How long after having unprotected sex can the emergency pill be taken?

The emergency pill must be taken within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex. The sooner it is taken, the more effective it is. It is most effective if it is taken within the first 12 hours after unprotected sex.

Will douching help to prevent pregnancy after coitus interruptus?

No not all, however it is far better to bathe and make sure that anything with ejaculate on it does not get near the vagina within one to six hours, their known lifespan outside the body.

WHAT DO I DO IF…

I FORGOT MY PILL

THE CONDOM BROKE

WE HAD UNPROTECTED SEX