Young woman took two Plan B pills in one day after having unprotected sex twice, but doctors say it’s pointless
- Amy Mae took two morning-after pills within 24 hours of having unprotected sex
- Doctor says this is unnecessary and pointless
A young woman who had unprotected sex twice in the same day said she took two morning-after pills in 24 hours ‘to be on the safe side’ – but doctors say taking the pill twice is pointless.
Amy Mae, from Adelaide, claims she had to do the ‘shame walk to the pharmacy twice in one day’ after the ‘accidents’ in the bedroom.
Australian GP Dr Deb Cohen-Jones confirmed with FEMAIL that it is not necessary to take two ‘Plan B’ pills on the same day. The respected doctor, who focuses on women’s health, said the idea was ridiculous.
The 19-year-old OnlyFans star shared a now-viral TikTok detailing the situation, telling FEMAIL that both “accidents” were with the same man.
Amy Mae took two Plan B pills on the same day after having unprotected sex twice. She wasn’t sure if the first pill would “cover” her, so she went back to the pharmacy to ask
The 19-year-old OnlyFans star shared a now-viral TikTok describing the situation and also told FEMAIL that she had sex with one man on the same day, not two
Plan B, also known as the morning after pill, when taken correctly prevents the woman’s egg from being released and thus prevents her from becoming pregnant.
If the young woman had unprotected sex twice in one day, she was still covered by that one pill.
In the video, Amy said she wasn’t worried at first, but she quickly got worried the second time around.
“When it happened the first time I was like, ‘It’s fine, I’ll just get a plan B,'” she said.
“And the second time it happened later in the day, I was stressed because I didn’t know if plan B would cover me or if I needed a new plan.
“So I had to take the walk of shame back to the pharmacist and ask.”
Amy started her OnlyFans just six months ago and says she’s already in the top percentage of creators.
“My pharmacist told me to take two Plan Bs just to be on the safe side, but it sparked a lot of controversy in the comments,” she told FEMAIL.
How often can you take the morning-after pill?
Taking the morning-after pill (also known as emergency contraception) multiple times does not change its effectiveness or cause any long-term side effects.
You can use the morning after pill whenever you want.
But it’s not a good idea to use the morning-after pill as your usual method of contraception. It is like that because:
- The morning-after pill does not prevent pregnancy, as do other forms of contraception such as the IUD, implant, pill, injection, ring or condoms.
- Taking the morning-after pill over and over is usually more expensive and less convenient than a regular method of contraception.
- Side effects of the morning after pill, such as bleeding between periods or nausea, are temporary and harmless, but they can be annoying.
- The morning-after pill can make your period irregular and difficult to predict when you use it often.
Source: planned parenting
Australian GP Dr Deb Cohen-Jones confirmed with FEMAIL that it is not necessary to take two ‘Plan B’ pills on the same day.
The respected doctor, who focuses on women’s health, said the idea was ridiculous
The video has since been viewed a staggering five million times, with many saying it’s “pointless” to take two morning-after pills in one day.
“Honey, you didn’t need two.. are you okay?” one said, the other said, “Twice is crazy.”
A third added: ‘It doesn’t matter how much you take [it] because they just cancel each other out. So only one is needed.’
However, despite the backlash, other women admitted to doing the same thing in the past “just to be on the safe side.”
“I wasn’t sure, so it took two days too,” one woman said, another said, “I would have done the same thing.”
Another woman said she relies on the IUD so she doesn’t have to “keep taking” the morning-after pill.