last weekend, my boyfriend and i were having sex, when the condom broke. i did not get an emergency contraceptive, because it was the first day of my period, and i was bleeding heavily. a week later, i feel like it wasn't such a good idea to skip the emergency contraceptive. i know there is always some risk of pregnancy when engaging in sex, but is that risk lowered because i was on my period?
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That really depends on when you ovulate, which you won't have any good idea about if you don't chart your fertility. While that varies a great deal among people, on the whole, most people will indeed be less at risk of pregnancy on day one of the cycle then a week later or even a few days later.
Assuming you don't chart, at this point there's really nothing to do but wait this out regardless. I'd just say that a) should this happen again, you do want to use EC if you want to not take a big risk of pregnancy and b) we should perhaps review proper condom use and storage to help you best prevent it from h happening again.
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