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speakerhead12
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My girlfriend had been on birth control for about 18 months, but stopped taking it in January due to the local planned parenthood closing down.

We had begun using condoms as birth control instead, but about a week or two after she had her period (sometime early February) we had some intercourse without a condom.

Now we didn't have full on sex, I just had it inside of her unprotected for about 30 seconds, each time we had sex. I wasn't even close to ejaculating, so I know there's no worry of me not pulling out in time.

My girlfriend is due to start her period anytime now, and even said she's had symptoms for the past week (legs hurting and she feels "bloody" down there, all though she hasn't technically bled yet).

Am I being too worrysome here? I know that what I did wasn't ideal for keep protected, but I'm just curious at the chances are of her getting pregnant.

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Heather
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Has it been more than 120 hours since this happened? I ask, because if it hasn't been, and she'd like to further reduce the risk of pregnancy, she can use emergency contraception.

In perfect use -- meaning, you didn't ejaculate at all, or withdrew a good deal of time before ejaculating, withdrawal is estimated to be around 96% effective in one year of use.

Nothing to do to reduce the risk of STIs after the fact, so that's something you'll both need to manage with testing.

[ 03-17-2013, 01:34 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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