Posted by: Carla | 2009/05/21

Pregnacy Test

How long since unprotected intercourse can you go for an pregnacy test?

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Wait until you miss a period. Once the egg and sperm hook-up, the fertilized egg still has to travel down to the uterus, which takes about a week. Often, the fertilized egg just keeps going and gets flushed out of your system with your menstrual cycle. It's not until the fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterus that you are officially pregnant. That's when your body starts making new hormones and responding. A pregnancy test won't be accurate until your period is due because it tests for pregnancy hormones.

If you do not want to fall pregnant, you could take the morning after pill within 5 days after having unprotected sex.

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