I had unprotected sex during my ovulation period, but it was a pre-ejaculate. pre-ejaculate. What are the chances of pregnancy?
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Q. Can unprotected sex during the ovulation period cause pregnancy?

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Dr. Vandana Andrews
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I engaged in unprotected sex and subsequently took a 72-hour emergency contraceptive pill within three hours of the encounter. My period arrived after a 20-day delay from the expected date, lasting for five days. It then occurred again after 11 days, lasting for five days. A month later, I had another instance of unprotected sexual activity, which might not qualify as full intercourse since there was no satisfaction and only pre-ejaculate was involved. I suspect this happened during my ovulation period, and I am concerned about the possibility of pregnancy since I have not experienced my period yet.

Thank you.

Answered by  Dr. Vandana Andrews


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern. Emergency contraceptive pills, such as the one you took within 72 hours of unprotected sex, are generally effective at reducing the risk of pregnancy. However, they are not 100 percent guaranteed, and there is still a small chance of pregnancy. It is important to note that symptoms such as a missed period can be caused by various factors other than pregnancy, including hormonal changes, stress, or other underlying health conditions.

To determine whether you might be pregnant, I would suggest you take a pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests are readily available at most pharmacies and can provide accurate results. If you are sexually active and do not want to get pregnant, it is essential to consider using reliable contraception consistently and correctly. This will help reduce the risk of unintended pregnancies.

I hope this helps you.

Thank you.


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