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belladonna
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I went to see my boyfriend over the weekend and I just realized that I may have had a pregnancy risk. I would really appreciate some advice on this.

My boyfriend and I had intercourse last Friday, using an "extra safe" Durex condom. As far as we could tell, it didn't break. I only realized later in the day the antibiotics I had been taking for a respiratory infection could have messed with my birth control. I still kept taking mu pill at the regular time though. We didn't have "piv" sex after that, but we did engage in some manual / dry sex over the weekend. We tried to be as careful as possible not to risk contact with pre-cum or semen.

I would REALLY appreciate some advice on what to do and whether this is a MAJOR MAJOR pregnancy risk. [Frown]

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Whether the antibiotics interfered with your birth control depends on the type of antibiotics you were taking.

Regardless, what we suggest with antibiotics is simply to back up with condoms during that pack, to make sure you're safe in case your bcp is compromised. And since you did use a condom, and it did not slip or tear, you did everything right. No risk. [Smile]

Just make sure you keep using condoms as back up until you start the next pack of bcp.

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belladonna
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I took Cloxacillin antibiotics, and I think they really do interfere with birth control [Frown]

So... no risk from the manual sex / dry sex even if no condoms or gloves were used? I had my underwear on most of the time for the dry sex, but I read the risk assessment chart and it still might be a risk?

Thanks again, I appreciate it.

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While Cloxacillin can interfere with birth control, it doesn't sound like you had a huge risk here. Semen must come into contact with your vulva for there to be a risk, so unless your underwear was soaking wet with semen you should be just fine.

[ 11-13-2007, 01:03 AM: Message edited by: -Jill ]

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belladonna
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Okay... it's a big relief to know that you guys think it was a low risk. Thanks so much!

It's just that I was looking at the Risk Assessment Chart and I guess I was thrown off by the info about one thin layer of clothing and "direct genital contact" because both situations applied to me at some point. Plus knowing that my bc could be considered compromised... I'll keep all these pointers in mind for the future.

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