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panther11
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My boyfriend and I had sex of the first time and it was completely un-planed and against my better judgement we didn't use protection. It was for an very short period of time and he never went. I understnd you can still get pregant from pre-cum so we went and got the EC pill. What are the risks that i can still get pregnate? I know they are low but i need some additional reasurence. Thanks!
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Panther: Welcome to Scarleteen.

Unprotected intercourse presents a low to moderate risk of pregnancy - and depending on how soon after intercourse you obtained and took EC the risk would have been significantly lowered. If you don't wish to become pregnant then it's extremely important that you're using condoms for all genital to genital contact (or another reliable method of birth control). If you want to be sure that EC worked, you can test for pregnancy 10-14 days after the risk or test if your period doesn't arrive on time (and remember too that EC can alter your period for a while because of the massive dose of hormones).

You both were also at risk for STI transfer - so if you've not both had two full clear STI screenings back you'll need to make an appointment to be tested for that as well.

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hey thanks alot! I took the pill within 2 hours of intercourse and I'm actually going to the doc soon to have a full exam. So I know they will be able to tell me everything but I've just been sturring around about this and i needed some help.
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Considering you took EC 2 hours after the risk (which was pretty close to the risk) and you only had a low to moderate risk of pregnancy to begin with you should be pretty safe. Do you need any help in finding a good birth control method that fits your lifestyle/schedule?

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I'm wanting to get on the pill and we have purchased condoms, but i was thinking about the ring. I haven't herd much about it except what one of my friends has told me. Is the ring as relyable as the pill?
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From our Birth Control Bingo: the Vaginal Ring:
99.7% effective with perfect use; less than one out of every 100 women will become pregnant each year
92% effective with typical use: 8 out of every 100 women will become pregnant each year

And from Birth Control Bingo: The Combination Pill:
99.7% effective with perfect use; less than one out of every 100 women will become pregnant each year
92% effective with typical use: 8 out of every 100 women will become pregnant each year

Why don't you scope around a bit through our Birth Control Bingo and see which methods would best fit your lifestyle and time schedule.

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thanks i will! you've been a nice stress reliever! [Smile]
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You are most welcome [Smile] . After looking through the articles on the main site, if you have any additional questions about particular methods then just let us know and we'll try to claridy for you.

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