Unprotected sex ! EEEEEKKKK !!

  1. A friend of mine asked me what can she do after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. She inquired about RU 486. She doesn't have any RU anyway. I told her that a few months ago, I heard an OB-GYN discussing the "just as good as" therapy of taking five birth contol pills ASAP afterwards, and then three a day for the next 4 days.....or something like that. I told her I would ask you all and see if you know what the "pregnancy prevention" therapy is.?
  2. 71 Comments

  3. by   Rustyhammer
    I always heard that an aspirin was effective.
    The woman should hold it tightly between her knees.
  4. by   prn nurse
    ...""YOU DOG!!!!!""
  5. by   ratchit
    Gotta love the ASA method- LOL.

    OK.. I am NOT a Gyn nurse... But I am pretty sure that RU 486 works after you're already pregnant by inducing miscarriage.

    There is a Plan B (and something similar by another brand name) that is supposed to prevent conception after unprotected sex. They are basically really high dose birth control pills. I don't know how many of what kind of pills equal the dose, though.

    I'd tell your friend to get herself to a gyn or Planned Parenthood office STAT- they only work for 3 days after having sex according to the drug book.
  6. by   Cali
    I hope you told your friend that pregnancy isn't the "only" thing you can get from unprotected sex.
  7. by   VickyRN
    Why talk about the potential pregnancy as if this were a case of the measles, or a wart or mole that needed to be removed. If your friend is pregnant, this is a precious human life she is carrying, HER UNBORN CHILD. Abortion is not the only "option." There are crisis pregnancy centers in most geographic regions with suppportive, compassionate staff who would love to offer assistance to both your friend and her unborn baby. GIVE LIFE A CHANCE!!!!
  8. by   canoehead
    I think that the woman in question has already made a decision re right to life. Our job would be to support her in the choice she has made, whether or not it would be our choice.
  9. by   BeachNurse
    I think she means the "morning after pill". Supposedly you can do it yourself by taking lots of regular birth control pills as someone stated above. RU486 is only for abortion purposes, and would not be necessary immediately after unprotected sex has occured. I agree wholeheartedly with Cali...why is she not worried about STD's??
  10. by   ubcnme
    I work for a local county health dept. Our established pts in family planning are able to come in and get two doses of four pills each of Lo-Ovral to be taken 12 hrs apart within the first 72 hrs after unprotected intercourse. Otherwise, pts can get an Rx from their doc for a 'morning after' pill kit that can obtained from the pharmacy. Keep in mind that pt is not a candidate for morning after pill if she has had more than one unprotected contact since her last period. As an 'old' STD nurse I agree with the above posters, she needs to worry about more than a pregnancy and I suggest she be tested for STDs as soon as possible.
  11. by   pkmom
    I like the asprin idea!
  12. by   VAC
    The appropriate time to excercise the right to choose is when one chooses to have unprotected sex rather than choosing to have an abortion.
  13. by   ERNurse752
    If she doesn't want to get pregnant, maybe not having unprotected sex in the first place seems like a pretty good idea...

  14. by   aimeee
    Ummmm, the aspirin idea only works BEFORE.