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My boyfriend and I were having sex today, and after we were done, he was pulling out, but the condom slipped off because his erection shrank in size. The condom was still inside of me, not deep, but still there. He tells me that all the fluid was most likely in the tip still, and that he doesn't think I could be pregnant, but he still doesn't know for sure.

I'm supposed to be getting my period tomorrow. We're going to try to find a pharmacy that'll sell us emergency contraception, like Plan B. We are going to go with his mother. Would they sell EC's to his mother to give to me, or would I need a perscription/parent approval?

Is there a possibility I could become pregnant? Also, what is a good way to seek help from a knowledgeable source in my area without my parents? They do not know about this, and I'm sure they will not approve of our actions, and make a really big deal over it.

Also, is there any types of EC's besides a pill, like certain foods to eat to get a miscarriage? I've heard that if you take a lot of Vitamin C, it will decrease the chances of pregnancy.

Is this true? Are there any foods/vitamins/etc. that can help cause a miscarriage?

Any information at all will be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you for your time, and please comment with any information you may have~

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Emergency Contraception

Try out that article.

We would consider what you describe to be a condom failure. This is why it is so important for either you or your partner to be firmly holding the base of the condom before pulling out.

In terms of emergency contraception, in the United States you cannot purchase it OTC -- which means you must have a prescription to obtain it. You can go to Planned Parenthood, your doctor or local clinic, or local ER.

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Just to add on-

The Vitamin C theory is definitely not true; the only thing taking a lot of Vitamin C will do is potentially put you in a situation where you take an unhealthy amount for the rest of your body.

Also, EC, as you'll see in the article, does not cause miscarriages; it acts in a way to either stop you from ovulating (if you haven't ovulated yet) or makes the egg so it cannot be fertilized or implanted so you do not become pregnant at all.

There is no proven food or substance that can cause you to miscarry or act in the same way as EC; anything you read otherwise you should not even consider trying as anything you may read is either lying or could be incredibly unhealthy for you to try.

It is safe and realitivly easy to obtain EC through Planned Parenthood, the codtor, the gynecologist, or an ER. Since your boyfriend's mother can come with you, it should be no problem to have transportation to one. Also, considering you don't want your parents to know about this, depending on how much money you ahve yourself, the least expensive and most confidential route might be Planned Parenthood.

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