Dr. Lilja Stefansson
Contraceptive Failure? Your Emergency Contraception Options
Dr. Lilja Stefansson, OBGYN at Atrius Health, answers sensitive questions with straightforward answers.
Q: Dear Dr. Stefansson – I am freaking out. The condom ripped the other night during sex. Right now is not a good time for a pregnancy. Help! – “NotReady”
A: Dear “NotReady,” oh goodness! You experienced what is called a “contraceptive failure.” This happens when the birth control you are using literally fails you in your efforts not to procreate.Read More