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awritersfix
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I'm slightly worried that what I'm about to mention is a pregnancy risk...not sure if I should buy Plan B or not...but here it goes.

Early this morning my partner and I were having sex, and apparently we went a little too hard because the condom broke. We stopped immediately after it did and he pulled out. He said he didn't ejaculate yet (which he didn't, I could visibly see), but I'm worried about the possible risk that any trace of pre-ejaculate could have had leaking out in me. The condom look fairly dry inside, but I could still see a trace of fluid.

Prior to us having sex, I had put in a contraceptive film...I'm not sure if this helped any.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated...confused and stressed at this point. [Frown]

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Heather
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Since the condom broke, if you want more effectiveness that the spermicidal film provides you, then yep: this'd be exactly the kind of scenario Plan B was designed for.

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Thanks for your input....although my biggest worry right now is not so much plan B as is how much risk pre-ejaculate can cause. The whole thing has me worried. Even though the condom broke, we did practice withdrawal.

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Heather
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We know that in perfect use, withdrawal is estimated to be around 96% effective. Since perfect use means not ejaculating, but doesn't account for pre-ejaculation fluid, it's safe to assume the risk of pregnancy from pre-ejaculate alone is probably around 4% in a year or less.

So, yes -- and sorry for my oversight -- you used withdrawal and the spermicidal film. If both were used properly, then pregnancy would not have been more than a small risk here.

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Ok thanks...that has definitely put my mind more at ease.
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