If I have sex 2 days after I finish my period can I still get pregnant?
Yes. It’s possible to get pregnant every time you have unprotected sex. Sperm can live in a woman’s reproductive tract for about six days, so it’s always best to use protection.
The morning-after pill (also known as emergency contraception) is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. It can be started up to five days (120 hours) after unprotected intercourse.
The brands Plan B One-Step and Next Choice are available from drugstores and health centers without a prescription to women and men 17 and older. A new brand, ella, is available by prescription only. If you are interested in getting emergency contraception and are 17 or older, you can either get it directly from a Planned Parenthood health center or from your local drugstore. If you are younger than 17, you’ll need to go to a health center or private health care provider for a prescription.
The best way to prevent pregnancy is by using birth control. Learn more about your birth control options.