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Can I take a morning after pill after having sex with a condom just to be safe?

It’s great that you want to do everything you can to prevent pregnancy, but unless the condom broke, slipped off, or something else happened that resulted in semen getting inside your vagina, you don’t need to take the morning after pill. When used correctly, condoms are a really effective way to prevent both pregnancy and STDs.

But your instinct to want to use a hormonal method of birth control along with condoms is totally a good idea to even further reduce your risk of getting pregnant. Using a hormonal method of birth control like the pill, patch, ring, or IUD along with a condom can help you feel super confident that you’re protected from both pregnancy and STDs. The reason we recommend using a method like the birth control pill instead of relying on emergency contraception is because emergency contraception isn’t as effective as ongoing methods like the pill, and it’s a lot more expensive, especially if you find yourself using it often. This tool can help you figure out what method of birth control might be right for you.

Tags: condoms, emergency contraception, morning after pill

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