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Can I have unprotected sex after taking the morning-after-pill?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 11/21/2017

There are some people who believe that once the emergency pill is taken, it is possible to have more unprotected sex for a while. It is necessary to keep in mind that the effect of the emergency pill lasts between eleven and fifteen hours. Once eighteen hours have passed, the pill has already been removed from the body and will not protect against an unwanted pregnancy. Therefore, it is advisable to use another barrier contraceptive method if the emergency pill has been taken before.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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