Birth Control FAQs (cont.)
Omnia M Samra, MD
Bryan D Cowan, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Lee P Shulman, MD
IN THIS ARTICLE
What will I do if I become pregnant and I don't want to be?
Both the male and female partner should consider this question before having sexual intercourse. Unintended pregnancy is not something to think about later.
Emergency contraception, in the form of prescription medication hormones such as birth control pills taken the “morning after,” can be used especially for rape victims and in the event other forms of birth control fail (such as a condom breaking). This method is used prior to a confirmed pregnancy. Emergency contraception is not a method to be used routinely or casually.
Other options for an unintended pregnancy include abortion and adoption.
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