Whether you accidentally forgot to take your pill one day, a condom broke during sex, or you got too caught up in the moment, it’s entirely possible to have unprotected sex without meaning to. Things don’t always go to plan.
If you don’t want to become pregnant, this can be pretty anxiety inducing, but try not to panic. In the days following unprotected sex, there are still ways to avoid pregnancy.
It’s estimated that around 23.5% of women in the United States have accessed emergency contraception during their lifetime for one reason or another, so you’re definitely not alone.
Once you know the next steps to take, it can help you feel calmer. So, let’s look at your options so you can choose the best course of action for you.