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My fiance and i had intercourse for the first time while i was on my period and i had a tampon in and he released a little accidentally and my period continued for a couple more days afterward and i was just wondering if i could still get pregnant? please answer ASAP!!!!

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Yes, you most certainly can. You also have a risk of STD and STI transmission if you did not use a condom and other safer sex measures, which is increased for you both due to your period.

Being on one's period is not birth control. Neither is withdrawal. Neither are safer sex, either.

If it has been less then 72 hours since this occured, I suggest you get to a clinic and get emergency contraception. You should also make an appointment for STI screenings in about a month, as should your partner.

If it has been more than 72 hours, you will simply have to wait a month to take a pregnancy test, and them's the brakes.

I suggest in the interim that you are your partner look at the following together:
¥ Ready or Not? ÐThe Readiness Checklist

¥ Safe, Sound & Sexy Ð A Safer Sex How-To

¥ Margaret SangerÕs Disneyland - An easy chart of your birth control options

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And please keep in mind that tampons and anything else should be removed from the vagina before having sex.

Sex with a tampon is dangerous. Not only can you can cause damage to your cervix but it offers absolutely no protection against STDs, STIs, or pregnancy.

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Just a note: you can take a pregnancy test as soon as it's been 10-14 days since the incident in question, or the first missed day of your next period, whichever is sooner.

As people have already explained, you do have a significant pregnancy risk, so I suggest you take a test a.s.a.p.

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