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Snow White26
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Okay. Ovulation mostly occurs 2 weeks before your period/ 2 weeks after. My period just ended, and i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend, HOWEVER he did not ejaculate. I don't think there is any way i can get ECPs. Do I even need to worry? I mean...there's no way i could be ovulating right? Please, i need to know what other people think. And also, can you get pregnant, from "pre-cum" ?
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From What's The Risk? - Five Easy Pregnancy Risk Assessment Flow Charts:

Did you have unprotected penis-in-vagina intercourse (no condom, no other birth control of any kind), but WITHOUT ejaculation into or onto the vagina or vaginal area?

If you DID have unprotected penis-in-vagina intercourse but the man DID NOT ejaculate, then you have a MODERATE to HIGH risk of pregnancy. See your health care provider as soon as possible for a pregnancy test/Morning After Pill and an STD screening.

The withdrawl method or "pulling out" is not a method of contraception. Your pregnancy risk is around the same throughout your entire cycle. Unless you have had your period for years, on time, chart it and check your cervical mucus, you really can't know what time you will be less likely to become pregnant. People find out when they are ovulating generally to find out when it is *best* to become pregnant, rather than as a method of contraception. Unprotected sex also puts you at risk of contracting a number of nasty STDs, so go and get tested ASAP.

You might also want to read Am I pregnant? and Margaret Sangerís Disneyland - An easy chart of your birth control options.

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You might have gotten pregnant, you might not have. Pre-ejaculate can indeed contain sperm, and ovulation can be pretty unpredictable, especially in girls who haven't been menstruating very long. If you can get to a doctor, clinic, or emergency room within 72 hours of the incident, you should be able to ECP. If not, wait ten days, take a test, and make arrangements for STI testing. Next time, just grab a condom and some waterbased lube, the $10 or however much those'll cost and the couple seconds it'll take to use them will be the peace of mind, don't you think?


It was a good lay. . .

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Just for the record, the only way to know with any accuracy when you ovulate is by having charted your cycles regularly for a good while -- at least a year -- and only after your cycle has regulated. Even then, you can only know when you have ovulated each month AFTER it has occurred.

When women ovulate varies. Yes, the majority of women ovulate AROUND early mid-cycle. Were that to have been the case with you, you actually would have a sizeable risk in an instance like this because sperm can live in the vagina for as long as five days.

So, if you have unprotected sex on, let's say, day seven, and let's say you ovulate on day 12, the sperm can still be there to fertilize that egg.

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