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hi there.

my friend and i recently had sex, using a condom. in the middle of intercourse, the tip of the condom broke and i pulled out. it wasn't in there very long and i didn't ejaculate, but i'm still obviously a little paranoid about precum. she's taking the pill, i believe it's called alexandria or something similar, regularly, however, she is on antibiotics for her flu that she said compromises the effectiveness of the pill. i'm guessing there's still a low-moderate risk, but i guess i'm just hopefully looking for a little more piece of mind/personal opinion from somebody more educated? much thanks.

[ 10-05-2007, 01:19 AM: Message edited by: newjr2002 ]

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(Are you sure you have the correct medication, there? Influenza is a virus; antibiotics only kill bacteria and are useless against it.)

She should contact her health care provider or pharmacist to ask if her current medication interacts with birth control pills; this is always a good idea if there's any trace of doubt. If they say compromised effectiveness was unlikely, you can probably trust that she was protected.

You did the right thing by withdrawing immediately. Most sources I've managed to dig up state that there is very little pre-ejaculate as is, and a condom breakage is unlikely to lead to a significant amount leaking out. If one pulls out immediately and ejaculation has not occurred, pregnancy is very unlikely.

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