Now there are many different means of protection against unwanted pregnancy. But what if pregnancy is not included in your plans, and unprotected intercourse did happen?
Contraception after unprotected intercourse
In this case, you have exactly three days to avoid becoming pregnant and avoiding an abortion. Pills after unprotected intercourse are also called “next day pills”. These are drugs such as Postinor, Mifepristone, Ginepristone, Norlevo, Tetragynon, Steridil and others. When using pills after unprotected intercourse, strictly follow the instructions, since failure to follow the rules for taking and dosage can not only not protect you from unwanted pregnancy, but can significantly harm your health. After taking such drugs, menstruation should come on time. If your period hasn’t come, don’t put off a visit to the doctor.
But what to do if the deadline has already passed or if for some reason you do not want to take pills? There is another way – the introduction of an intrauterine device. It can be injected even five days after unprotected sex – it will prevent the egg from attaching to the wall of the uterus. The effectiveness of this method when administered no later than the fifth day after intercourse is 98%, but after this period, its use will no longer protect you from pregnancy.
If you had unprotected intercourse on the first date
All this time we have been talking about when unprotected intercourse occurred with a regular sexual partner and the only consequence can only be an unwanted pregnancy. But what to do after unprotected intercourse, if you lost your head due to passion and slept without a condom with that man whose “cleanliness” you are not sure about and the consequences for your health can be rather sad?
- Urinate immediately after unprotected intercourse. This will flush out the discharge and help kill some sexually transmitted infections, although it will not prevent AIDS, hepatitis, or syphilis.
- For prevention, after unprotected intercourse, treat your genitals with antiseptics, such as chlorhexidine, betadine, or miramistin. If there is no such remedy at hand, use a weak solution of potassium permanganate or acidified water.
- Suspicious symptoms such as itching, odor, rash, pain, or unusual discharge after unprotected intercourse act, be sure to see a doctor as soon as possible. Even without the manifestation of any symptoms, it would be better to go for an examination and get tested for your own peace of mind.
Medical assistance for unprotected intercourse
After applying and prescribing tests, the venereologist will prescribe preventive treatment, which is effective only if you come no later than two days after unprotected intercourse. At this stage, much less medication is required, and complications can certainly be avoided. Preventive treatment will help prevent the development of sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, mycoplasmosis, chlamydia and others.