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DC11Roslyn
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I have a question. Not long ago my boyfriend and I had sex but the condom had broke sometime during it. This was about two weeks after my last period. What are the chances that I could be pregnant? And how soon can you take a test? Also could the spermicide in the condom could of killed some of the sperm?

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Karybu
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You have had a high risk of pregnancy. The amount of spermicide on a spermicidal condom is not enough to kill any significant amount of sperm. (In the future, ditch the spermicidal condoms, and go for regular ones with lots of condom-safe lube to prevent condom breakage. Spermicide is basically dish soap, and it can actually increase the risk of STI transmission.) If it has been less than 120 hours since the incident, you may wish to obtain emergency contraception. You and your boyfriend will also need to make an appointment to get tested for STIs, and another one for six months from now, as you have also had a significant STI risk. If it is too late for EC, a pregnancy test will be accurate 10-14 days after the risk. (If it turns out negative, however, test again in a week to rule out a false negative.)

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