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  • I think to be safe, yes. Back when I started (oh so long ago) they recommended that you had to take the pill for a month before it kicks in, but now as far as I know they say a week if you start on the first day of your period. So four days would still be too soon.
  • Yes, you probably should if you want to be perfectly sure. Keep in mind, too: The pill will do a good job at preventing unwanted pregnancy, but it does nothing to protect you against STD's, and the chance of contracting one is as high or higher than the chances of getting pregnant. Either one could change your life forever. Use protection.
  • You'll probably be okay. If you hadn't started the pill then you would have still been on your period (or just coming off) on that day you had unprotected sex. Ovulation usually occurs on day 14 of a normal 28 day menstrual cycle. You weren't even close to that. For the record, the morning after pill is only effective up to 72 hours after an incidence of unprotected sex (more effective the sooner you can take it, and the effectivness starts to drop off the longer you wait). If it's been more than 72 hours since you had sex, the morning after pill will do no good. Remember, the morning after pill is not a very effective method of preventing pregnancy in the first place.
  • Well, you should take it if you want to be safe 100%. But since ovulation probably didn't occur on the 5th day after your period, it's unlikely that you're pregnant. Good luck!
  • Thank you Martina - as it happens, my period started on Monday - relief! But then I've heard you can have false periods... I don't feel pregnant...!

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