I took the morning-after pill BEFORE sex with my ex – can I be pregnant?

DEAR DEIDRE: I TOOK the morning-after pill before I had unprotected sex with my ex.

But now I think that I might be pregnant.

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I’m 18 and was with him for two years. We broke up over FaceTime in January.

But last month it was his 18th birthday.

His parents had planned this big party and had invited me before we split.

He insisted I still went, so I did.

We ended up getting really drunk and sleeping together that night.

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Neither of us had a condom but I did have the morning-after pill in my bag so I took that just before we got intimate.

Does it still work if you take it before?

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DEIDRE SAYS: If you have unprotected sex at any time after taking the emergency pill, there is a chance you can get pregnant.

It should only be used as emergency contraception.


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Better options include using a condom, the Pill or an implant.

For more information and support, see brook.org.uk, who offer contraceptive advice.

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