Medical Specialty >> Reproductive Medicine

Doctors Lounge - Reproductive Medicine Answers

Back to Reproductive Medicine Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/16/2017.

Forum Name: Fertility

Question: What is the longest u can wait to take a Plan B pill?


 keith714 - Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:36 pm

Hi i recently encountered a problem after intercourse..i noticed the condom slipped off inside my girlfriend and there was sperm inside of her after we took it out..this happened on july 29th these are the questions i have

can she get pregnant if the sperm was like barelly an inch or less inside?
and
Is it too late to take a plan b pill and when is that longest u can wait to take it?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:31 pm

User avatar Hello,
Plan B is effective up to five days after unprotected intercourse. It is most effective the earlier it is taken. Sperm can travel even if it is in the lower part of the vagina, though it would be more difficult for sure. And every unprotected encounter does not result in pregnancy. It would only be if she were ovulating about that time. So, it is probable she will not become pregnant anyway, if it is past the time frame for emergency contraception. All things considered, this is not a likely scenario for pregnancy.

Good luck,

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us