If I had sex and took Postinor 2 immediately, could I still become pregnant?

I had sex the fifth day after my period and took Postinor 2 (both of the tablets at the same time).  Are there any chances of becoming pregnant?


Your risk of pregnancy from that one act of intercourse is low.  Now use a contraceptive every time you have sex. 

Tell us what happened.

Good luck.

Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH

Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

September 24, 2015, March 21, 2016

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March 21, 2016