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dixiekuntrygirl2104
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I have been on birth control since I was like 14 yrs old. I stopped taking it from October 07-January 08 well in JULY 20th I had sex on my period and the condom broke and a piece got stuck inside of me. So we werent too sure...So I pee'd and about 30 min to an hour later the piece (of condom) came out well the next day my period stopped. Well I continued on with my regular birth control routine. 13 days after the day I had sex I took a pregnancy test and it was negative so then I took one again 15 days after sex and it was still negative. Its now 20 days and I have no signs of being pregnant....is there still a possibility?

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So if I understand you correctly, you've been back on the pill since January? That means that, by the time you had the condom mishap, you were back on the pill long enough for it to have been as effective as it can be, provided you were taking it as directed.

Too, you've taken two pregnancy tests with negative results, and you waited long enough for them to give accurate readings, so I really don't see a reason to still suspect pregnancy here.

If taken correctly, the pill has a failure rate of less than 1%. Doubling up with condoms is smart, but if you're using something as safe as the pill, there is no need to freak out with a condom failure.

(You and your partner did, however, have STI risks with the broken condom. If you two aren't up to date with your screenings, you'll want to make appointments to get tested.)

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dixiekuntrygirl2104
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Yes you have understood that correct. Also we used the pull out method.

So my question to you is I took the tests the correct time? If I was pregnant it would give me a positive after 15 days?

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Pregnancy tests are accurate when taken 10-14 days after the risk, so yes, you took the tests within the timeframe that will yield an accurate result. Combined with the fact that you took more than one, it's safe to say you are not pregnant.

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dixiekuntrygirl2104
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YEAY! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! WE USE EVERY METHOD OF PROTECTION POSSIBLE!!

ONE MORE QUESTION: About birth Control!

They say you have to take it the exact time every day. Does that mean exactly the same time on the dot every day or within the hour?

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By the same time, they mean that you should set yourself a pill time and then take it within about three hours of that time each day. So if you pick 3pm as your pill time, everything between noon and 6p is fine. You'll want to stick as close as possible to the set time to keep the hormone levels even, but a pill is not considered late until it's been about 12 hours since your pill time.

Also, another helpful tip? Condoms are designed to be ejaculated into. If you are using condoms, it's actually a better idea not to pull out before climax, as a guy can space out in the heat of the moment and the condom could slip off or spill. So it's actually safer to just keep the condom on.

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