One of the realest things I have ever seen in a TV show was in the first episode of Master of None. In it, Aziz Ansari’s character is hooking up with someone when the condom breaks, and next thing they know they're on the way to a pharmacy to pick up some emergency contraceptives. It was a total breath of fresh air. Because even when you are really careful and aways use condoms (which you should — always), sh*t happens. So if happens to you, you need to know what to do to not get pregnant after he came inside you accidentally.
Whether the condom broke or you're using the pull-out method and he didn't pull out in time (which, honestly, you shouldn't be using anyway because it's super ineffective even when being practiced perfectly — just sayin'), the key here is not to panic. You're not the first person who's found themselves in this situation and you wont be the last. Plus, you still have some options if you move quickly. Specifically, if you move quickly to the nearest pharmacy or medical center.
Here's what you need to know about getting and using emergency contraceptive so you don't end up being an accidental baby mama.
Get Some Plan B
If you look on the internet, there is plenty of misinformation out there about how not to get pregnant after he accidentally ejaculates in you. Like peeing right after (which you should do to prevent UTIs, but it wont stop a pregnancy) or using a douche. But here's the real deal: If you want to prevent a pregnancy after a birth control fail, you need to go to the pharmacy, medical center, or Planned Parenthood to get your hands on some emergency contraception.
You have up to 120 hours after unprotected sex to take Plan B, which will lower your chance of getting pregnancy by 78 to 89 percent.
If you're afraid to take any form of emergency contraception because your choice is not to terminate any pregnancy (it's all about choice, folks), it's actually totally OK to use Plan B because it does not terminate a pregnancy — it just prevents it. Pregnancy does not occur immediately after sex. In fact, it can take up to six days for the sperm to reach the egg. Plan B stops this from happening at all by keeping your ovary from releasing an egg. In other words, you're just hitting pause on your ovulation.
Get A Copper IUD
If for any reason you prefer not to take Plan B — like for instance, you have a higher BMI, which has been shown to make Plan B less effective — there is another option: Having a copper IUD like ParaGard inserted by a health care provider within 120 hours of unprotected sex. This is actually even more effective than Plan B (it is 99.9 percent effective, even on day five) with the added bonus of being on birth control for up to 12 years! Unlike an oral emergency contraceptive, a copper IUD works by triggering your immune system to prevent pregnancy.
OK, so now you know what to do in the immediate days after "the incident," but now it's time to make a plan for the future. It's time to take charge of your reproductive health. You can do this by making sure that you have reliable birth control — plus a backup. Start by getting on the pill or getting an IUD. Also, make sure you have loads (pun intended) of condoms on you at all times, and stashed near anywhere future sexy times may occur.
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