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vorpalmouse
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Hi, sorry, I tried to makes sense of my pregnancy risk assessment on my own but it seems confusing to me and I just need someone with some experiance to help calm my worries...

I was having sex with my boyfriend, and the condom slipped off for a short while, then we noticed well before he ejaculated and he pulled out (he ejaculated a minute later or so, so I'm sure no cum went in). Precum is fairly low-risk for pregnancy, right?

I'm on combined birth control pills (Alesse), but it was the end of my period (green pill) week... which I believe is a low risk time in my menstrual cycle? Day 8 or so, and ovulation is day 14 if I'm not mistaken...? But anyway, I think I forgot to take my first pink pill that morning (Monday morning), so Tuesday morning I started taking my pills again as regular.

Should I go and ask about EC, even though I'm taking my regular birth control pills again like usual? It feels like a very low risk situation to me but I keep having pangs of worry. It's been 43 hours now since the incident...

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vorpalmouse
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Oh, could I also perhaps just use my oral contraceptives as EC? I read here:

http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/dose.html

...that I can take two doses of 5 Allese as EC. Could I do that, even though I'm taking the Allese regularly....? It'll probably lead to EC nausea and such, but I'd do it if it sounds worth it.

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KittenGoddess
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As long as you've been taking your pills correctly and you continue taking them correctly, you should be fine. One late pill, especially so early, shouldn't decrease your effectiveness significantly enough to leave a need for EC. Taking the EC at this point would probably just result in a lot of extra side effects without much benefit in terms of protection.

(Keep in mind as well, that there is no "high risk" or "low risk" point when you're on the pill. It prevents ovulation entirely.)

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vorpalmouse
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Yaaaay, this greatly settles my mind, ahah. I'm such a worrier. Yipee for birth control pills :3
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