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How i-Pill or Unwanted 72 Works and Avoids Unwanted Pregnancy?


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i-Pill or Unwanted 72 are types of emergency contraceptive pills that help to eliminate the chances of an unwanted pregnancy that can arise out of instances of having unprotected sex or contraceptive measure failure, like the tearing of a condom or forced sex, rape or sexual assault that may include penetration etc.

Emergency contraception is a fast rising trend though I would still stand by the principle better be safe than sorry, as this method of eliminating a pregnancy can cause a lot of issues in the future with regards to planned pregnancy or menstrual problems. An emergency contraceptive pill should be taken as soon as possible after instances of unprotected sex or if you find out that your chosen method of contraception has failed, earliest being 12 hours after the instance and within or before 72 hours after the same.

These pills are supposed to be used only once and should not be confused with the pills women take on a daily basis as a method of contraception. The sooner this pill is taken after intercourse, the higher the chances of it working in your favor- it claims 95% effectiveness if taken within 24 hours, 85% effectiveness when taken within 25 to 48 hours and 58% effectiveness when taken between 49 to 72 hours after intercourse. In any case if your next period is delayed by more than a week it is recommended to take a pregnancy blood test to ascertain the possibilities.

So How Does These Emergency Contraceptive Pill Work?

The pill works in the following ways: either it may stop an egg from being released from the ovary, or it may prevent the sperm from fertilizing it, in case the egg has been released or in case the egg has been fertilized, it may not allow the fertilized egg to attach itself to the lining of the womb. Since this is not a pill to be taken as a regular birth control measure, its use should be determined very judiciously. It cannot help you if you are already pregnant or as a preventive measure of birth control. There are also no specific symptoms that can prompt you whether the pill has worked or not, but even if you have had unprotected sex multiple times in a day(s), this pill may work depending on whether you have taken it within 72 hours of that instance. Only time will tell whether the pill has worked, which is when you get your next monthly period. Even if there is a delay of a week in your period, you must get yourself checked by a doctor or have a blood test done to ascertain pregnancy or otherwise.

In case you vomit within three hours of taking the pill, it is advisable to taken another one just to be safe. This pill does not provide protection against HIV or AIDS or any other sexually transmitted disease (STD), so it is always advisable to take necessary precautions.


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15 Comments

  1. Sony

    September 30, 2018 at 7:04 PM

    I took unwanted 72 pill a week ago, actually more than a week. I have got my periods but certain regions of my face have started to swell my lips and my skin just beneath my eye.
    If take a blood test will it detect the pill?

  2. Jenny

    August 18, 2018 at 2:02 PM

    I took unwanted 72 and vomited after 30 mints is it okay? If I don’t take another pill

  3. JOHN

    April 3, 2018 at 12:57 AM

    SIR I HAD A SEX WITH MA GF SEVERAL TIMES AND SHE TOOK UNWANTED 72 AFTER 48 HOURS… FIVE DAYS GONE BY THERE IS NOT PERIOD IS OCCURING, IAM VERY MUCH CONFUSED AND SCARED I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO… FOR GOD SAKE PLEASE HELP ME AND GIVE YOUR VALUABLE ADVISE, SO THAT I CAN HELP HER TO GET RIDE OF IT…………. AND IF UNFORTUNATELY FERTILISATION OCCURED THEN WHAT KIND OF PREVENTIVE MEASURES OR MEDICIEN WE CAN PREFERR…HELP HE

    • JFH Staff

      April 5, 2018 at 5:10 PM

      Hello John, if she misses her period and conceives we suggest you to meet a qualified gyanc and take next course of action. Please do not give any medicines to her on your own.

  4. Surjeet

    February 9, 2018 at 12:08 AM

    I did intercourse with my girlfriend on 20th day of her period. But she took unwanted 72 within 24 hours will it work?

    • JFH Staff

      February 19, 2018 at 10:43 PM

      Hello Surjeet, as your girl friend has consumed unwanted 72 in 24 hours, it should work.

  5. jangam Rajeshwari

    October 12, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    After taking pill my periods started early after 22 days when my nxt periods will start

  6. YASHRAJ HEMBROM

    September 17, 2017 at 11:15 PM

    Actually i did sex with my gf and within 72 hrs she took unwanted 72 in 26 hours and aftr that in the next morning only a drop of blood came out from her vagina but not the fertilized egg blood so plz i ask your help what should I do now

  7. hamza

    September 4, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    I did sex with my lover, before of 10days periods time i did sex, at the time of periods it was not come so. .i used a i pill will it works or not i am not sure plz confrom me.. About it..

  8. udit

    July 13, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    meri gf k tym condom bhi ni fti thi pr fir bhi medicine li pregnancy k dr se when her periods will come

  9. shashank

    March 27, 2017 at 11:15 PM

    Does The pill works if taken a day before intercourse ?

    • JFH Staff

      March 27, 2017 at 11:57 PM

      No. Emergency Contraceptive pills are built to work after sex and not before sex.

      • sandy

        July 8, 2017 at 10:08 AM

        I had unprotected sex with my girl friend and she consume postpone 72 after 24 hours then after consuming 3 hours we had sex then is it the chance of pregnancy

  10. A.Rajan

    January 6, 2017 at 5:35 AM

    I jst had sex wid my gf Nd at the time of sex my condom was break totally or mujhe pata nahi chala ….Nd I dnt knw k sperm Gaya hai k nahi…Sex kiye abi 1 hour he hua hai…or meri gf ki periods date 15 ko hai..Or wo pregnant na ho jaye is bat ka darr hai..Wo prevent na ho…iske liye kya karun…Batao .Plz…..So plz…Give me some helpful suggestions…Plz…

  11. Suman Ray

    January 1, 2017 at 4:26 PM

    My girlfriend take an I-pill after sex with me within 1 hour… But her next monthly period not coming after ten(10) days from due date of period…. Pls confirm me, what to do now…

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