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If i had sex recently and my partner only used was a condom.... is that safe enough? what are my chances of getting pregnant?

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From What's The Risk? - Five Easy Pregnancy Risk Assessment Flow Charts

Did you correctly use a condom (putting the condom on before any contact between the penis and vaginal area, holding onto the base of the condom during withdrawal, and removing the condom with the penis well away from the vaginal area) for penis-in-vagina intercourse?

If you DID USE A CONDOM, then you have a LOW RISK of pregnancy.
If NOT, keep reading.

It's impossible to be any more specific regarding your personal risk of pregnancy than this, simply because there are plenty of variables when it comes to fertility.

In general, condoms have a failure rate of 15%, i.e. during one year of usage, of 100 couples, 15 pregnancies will occur.

Correctly used condom are a good method of birth control because they also lower your chances of STD transmission. - However, if you feel condoms aren't enough, your best option is always to team condoms up with a back up method of birth control, such as the pill.

For more, check out Margaret Sanger’s Disneyland - An easy chart of your birth control options and A Simple Condom Primer on how to use condoms the right way.

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