Is there a male birth control pill?
By Amy @ Planned Parenthood | Aug. 12, 2010, 3:50 p.m.
Category: Ask the Experts, Birth Control
My boyfriend told me that he took some pills and it would control the sperm not to come out. He didnt use a condom. Can i get pregnet?
Yes, pregnancy is possible. There is no “birth control pill” available to men that prevents ejaculation or sperm production. You might want to think about whether your boyfriend was misinformed or if he lied to you about this. It’s important for partners to be honest with each other and to protect themselves and each other against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
If a girl is concerned about unintended pregnancy, she may want to consider taking emergency contraception (EC). EC — also known as the “morning after pill” — is one of the safest and most effective ways to prevent unintended pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.
EC is effective if started within 120 hours — five days of unprotected intercourse. If started within 72 hours, EC can reduce the risk of pregnancy by 75–89 percent. So, the sooner it’s started the better.
Plan B, a brand of EC, is available over the counter at many pharmacies for women over 17. Teens under 17 can still get EC with a prescription.
Contact your local Planned Parenthood health center to schedule an appointment. Planned Parenthood can also give you information about testing for sexually transmitted infections.