Can i start the POP a day after taking emergency contraception?

emergency-contraception

#1

I took emergency contraception yesterday and its two weeks until my period. I havent been on the POP for over a year but can i restart so soon after taking emergency contraception and just take a pregnancy test in a few weeks time?


#2

Hello @Lmh25

Thanks for your question.

The answer depends on what type of emergency contraception you took.

If it was Ella One then you need to wait 5 days before starting the POP. If it was levonorgestrel then you can start the POP immediately.

A pregnancy test 3 weeks after you took the emergency contraception is a very sensible thing to do.

Many thanks

Paula