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ARC.95
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The night before last, I had unprotected PIV sex with with my girlfriend (she is trans and pre op). At the time, we thought it was safe, because she has been on hormones for two years, and no longer ejaculates. Now, I'm second guessing myself and getting anxious. Should I be running to get emergency contraception, or can I relax and just maybe pay a little more attention to my period?
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Heather
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Ultimately, if she still has a penis (even though she might not call her body part a penis anymore) and you had intercourse, unless a healthcare provider has tested her and told her she's no longer fertile, I'd not assume that she isn't.

So, you may have had the same pregnancy risks as you would have regardless of her HRT, and I'd treat this like that, which sounds like you using EC.

And moving forward, if you want to have that kind of sex without risking pregnancy, you'll want to use a method of contraception. As well, safer sex per STI risks is also still something you two need to think about.

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Molias
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Some of this may depend on whether your girlfriend is taking androgen-blockers and estrogen, or estrogen alone; a combination of both will decrease the production of sperm more than just estrogen. Ultimately, though, even if the risk is smaller that with someone who is not on a hormonal regimen, it's still there.

She may be able to have a fertility assessment from a health care provider, if you want to move forward without using any contraception, but until then I'd either use some form of birth control or hold off on sex that poses a pregnancy risk.

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