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Having unprotected sex without being on birth control can lead to pregnancy. It’s difficult to say what the exact chance of getting pregnant is, as this will be different for different people. However, the more times you have unprotected sex the higher the chance of getting pregnant.
If you’re able to take Plan B that sounds like a good idea. You can take Plan B up to 5 days after sex. Even if you’ve taken it before, Plan B does not loose its effectiveness. You can take Plan B as many times as you need to.
Plan B is not 100% effective. That means even when you take it there is still a chance to get pregnant. Taking Plan B lowers the chance of getting pregnant, but in case you miss your next period we recommend getting a pregnancy test.
I also wanted to say... Having to rely on Plan B can be stressful, and it might be a good idea to think about using birth control on a regular basis. Birth control doesn’t have to be condoms, there are lots of options for people, including youth. Also, youth can access birth control without their parents knowing. Starting regular birth control might help you feel less worried and more “in control”. But if that’s not something you’re interested in now then don’t worry about it.
Lastly, another option for emergency contraception is getting an IUD. IUDs can stop pregnancy up to 7 days after sex and are more effective than Plan B. Check out EmergencyIUD.com to find a place to get an emergency IUD near you.
Hope this helps. Please feel free to write again if you haver any other questions.
This answer was posted on December 13, 2017