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My girlfriend and I had sex in early April, and her period is overdue about 2 weeks now. We used a condom with spermicide, and i am sure it didnt break because it retained the sperm. However, her missed period is really starting to scare us and we just dont know what to do. Please help
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Easy answer: take a pregnancy test.

Yes, I'd agree that it's truly unlikely you had a risk, but worrying about pregnancy alone can make a period late.

As well, if she's not up-to-date with her annual GYN exams, now might be a fine time to do that, too.

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She can take a pregnancy test right now for an accurate answer, so that's what the two of you should do first of all.

If you used the condom correctly for all genital contact and it didn't break, slip or tear, then the risk of pregnancy is very low. But since her period is late, taking a pregnancy test sounds like a very smart move.

If she isn't pregnant, we have a handy article on other reasons why periods may be late:

MIA or Dude, Where's My Period?


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