I recently had sex with my girlfriend. We used a condom, but halfway through it broke we continued on and i pulled out in pleanty of time. What are the odds that she'll get pregnant??
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quote:Did you attempt correctly use a condom for penis-in-vagina intercourse, but had a problem with the condom, such as having the condom break?
If you DID HAVE A PROBLEM WITH YOUR CONDOM, such as breakage, then you have a MODERATE to HIGH RISK of pregnancy. See your health care provider as soon as possible for a pregnancy test/Morning After Pill and an STD screening.
How "recently" was this? If it was within 72 hours, and your girlfriend doesn't wish to become pregnant, she can get Emergency Contraception.
If it's been more than 72 hours, she can wait till 10-14 days from the event or the first day her period's supposed to show up and take a pregnancy test.
Withdrawl is not an effective method of birth control. Her chances of getting pregnant (and of STD/STI transmission for you both) are high. If it has been less than 3 days since this happened, she can get Emergency Contraception at a sexual health clinic, emergency room, or any number of places.
If it's been more than three days, she can take a pregnancy test as soon as she misses her next period, or two weeks after the incident.
Oh, sorry: in other words, it doesn't matter if you "pulled out" or not - withdrawal is NOT a form of birth control, as pre-ejaculate can carry sperm and cause pregnancy. Not only that, it can carry STDs and STIs, too.
Depends on things likely neither of you can or do know, like how fertile she was at that time and when she ovulates. There is no "plenty of time" with withdrawal because pre-ejaculate can contain sperm.
If this occurred within the last 72 hours, and she does NOT wish to become pregnant, I suggest she get emergency contraception (the MAP).
As well, you've opened yourself up to substantial STD and STI risks.
Future reference? Make sure you are using condoms correctly. When used correctly, they rarely break at all. Biggest mistakes people make that cause breakage? Not using plenty of additional latex-safe lubricant and/or not leaving enough space at the tip of the condom. using poor quality condoms, or condoms bought from places unlikely to store them correctly (like gas stations or dispensers).
And if you even have a condom slip off and break? You stop and you put on a new one immediately if you're going to continue to have sex. If you didn't do that because you only had one? Don't only have one around if you're going to be sexually active. Have at least a handful ready and on hand.
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