i'm on the patch, and my boyfriend and i fool around, but we never have intercourse... i was wondering what the chances are of getting pregnant even if you're on bc(because i know there's a slight possibility of getting pregnant from pre-cum..)? cause i'm having a pain in my side, which might be apendicitis (was checked out today by a nurse), and am having it checked out by the doctor tomorrow, but i wasn't sure if it could be like an ectopic pregnancy or something, because a friend of mine had an ectopic pregnancy, and she had pains in her sides, that she thought were just cramps... anyhow, i'm basically asking what are the chances of getting pregnant while on the patch, and then what are the chances of having an ectopic pregnancy?
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If you've been using hormonal birth control, and the only fluid contact with your vuvla has been pre-ejaculatory fluid, then your chances of pregnancy are pretty much non-existant. While pre-ejaculate can contain sperm, the fact that contact was minimal, and did not involve intercourse, combined with the fact that you are using birth control means that the risk of pregnancy simply isn't there.
There is, however, a risk of STI transmission with this activity, so if you and your partner have not yet been tested, then it would be a good idea to schedule an appointment; perhaps you could talk to your doctor about it tomorrow.
As for an ectopic pregnancy-- about 1% of pregnancies are ectopic, but as pregnancy was not a risk for you here, you don't have to worry about that in any way.
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