How to prevent pregnancy after 5 days of unprotected sex, how to prevent pregnancy after 72 hours of unprotected sex.

I have received loads and loads of messages both via email and social media and verbally from many ladies and guys on how to prevent pregnancy after 5 days of unprotected sex or after 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse …. Some even want to know if it is possible to avoid getting pregnant after 8 sex of unprotected intercourse.

Here is one of the messages I got this morning 27th of May and with permission from the sender i will publish it here:

“Hi my name is Deborah, I met with my boyfriend 5 days ago and I forgot to take postinor, what will I do to avoid taking in.. I am really scared.”

I have realised that contraceptives are not 100 percent and even when used for example, condoms do break and emergency contraceptives like postinor, postpill and other tablets are not always handy to be taken immediately or within 72 hours. The pills may be fake or expired. Getting these pills by women especially in developing countries may take days and before they know it, it is past the recommended 72 hours within which the emergency contraceptive will be effective and the apprehension plus search for alternatives that will not make them pregnant increases.

These google searches below will tell you that these stated problems are very real and there are a lot of women out there who for whatever reasons want to prevent unintended pregnancy after 72 hours to even 8 days after unprotected sex. 👇

1. how to stop pregnancy after 8 days

2. drugs to prevent pregnancy after 6 days

3. how to stop pregnancy after 10 days

4. pills to avoid pregnancy after 72 hours

5. how to prevent pregnancy one week after having sex

6. How to avoid pregnancy after 7 days of having unprotected sex?

(queries from Google)

Now how do you prevent pregnancy after 5 days of unprotected sex? Is it possible?

The question should be better coined as avoiding pregnancy after 72 hours but less than 5 (or 6) days of unprotected sex…. with this it is possible…


Is is easy but this time a nurse or a doctors have to do it for you…. It is called IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device). A special type though….Remember IUCD is a also used for emergency contraception but least talked about when compared to postinor, postpill, plan B etc.

The name of the IUCD commonly used for emergency contraception is called PARAGARD (COPPER IUD).


“ParaGard, an IUD, is a small, T-shaped device that is placed inside your uterus. Unlike pills, IUDs don’t stop your ovaries from releasing an egg. They can prevent an egg from being fertilized or implanted. An IUD is very effective for emergency contraception. It can reduce your risk of pregnancy by more than 99%. This is if your doctor inserts it within 5 days of sex. This IUD can be left in your body for up to 10 years to prevent pregnancy. Some women use IUDs as their regular form of birth control. Common side effects of a ParaGard IUD are heavier, longer periods and spotting or cramping between periods. Symptoms usually improve in the first 3 to 6 months.”

How to prevent pregnancy after 5 days of unprotected sex
Paragard copper IUCD can be used as emergency contraceptive to prevent pregnancy after 72 hours of unprotected sex.

You get emergency IUCD inserted in a nearby primary health care centre or hospital close to you.

To be very honest with you, preventing pregnancy after 7 to 15 days of unprotected sex is almost nearly impossible.


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