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Okay so I had sex during my period and the condom broke. I realized and tried to clean myself in the shower. How likely is it that I am pregnant?

My period isn't due for another one or two weeks. And I feel like waiting it out before I buy a pregnancy test.

The thought of being pregnant is kind of consuming though, frequent pregnant dreams (??) and I've been having irregular stomach issues, this could be due to school food.

Either way, I don't feel comfortable enough to talk to my friends or family about it. When I tell myself "Just talk to someone" I then retract. And in the event that I am pregnant, who can I talk to then?

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Ultimately, when you have a condom failure (and we can talk more about how to prevent breaks in the future if you like) like this, you just need to know you had a pregnancy risk. One can't clean out sperm cells in the shower, so that's a no-go. The only thing we can do to reduce the risk of pregnancy after the fact that works is to use emergency contraception.

The fact that this happened during your period may have made the risk lower, but that does depend on when during your period and also when you ovulate. If you don't know that second piece, then I'm afraid all you can know is that there was a risk. Since it's too late for EC, waiting it out until you can test or want to is really all you can do. [Frown]

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