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Hi there.

I am brazilian and my english is not perfect, but i hope you can understand me...

My girlfriend started using a low-dose birth control pill this month called DIANE 35 (i dont know if its available in the US). Under the gynecologist's recommendation, she started taking the pills on the third day of bleeding.

Nine days later, we had sex two times (at 6am and 5pm) and on both the condom broke. As we didn't know if the pills were working or not (because it was the first month and we didnt started taking them on the first day of bleeding), we decided to take the morning after pill.

She took a levonorgestrel pill at 5:30 pm, at the same day that we had had sex.

I think that we were not at her fertile period, and she didnt had any problems with the birth control pills on that first month (like vomiting or diarrhea)...

Are we safe or there is some pregnancy risk yet?

She took the last pill last friday (sept 25)... When will the next menstruation come?

thx in advance,

Gustavo Restivo

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Even with using the pill alone, so long as she took it properly those first nine days and CONTINUES to take it properly this cycle, she would not be likely to have a pregnancy risk. Adding Plan B makes it very unlikely.

Given she's just started the pill AND took Plan B, we can't say if her withdrawal bleed will happen when she takes her placebo pills or not. It often takes women's bodies a couple cycles of the pill to get used to it and Plan B can also sometimes create some unexplained bleeding and/or knock cycles a bit out of whack.

Do you want to talk about how you're using condoms so we can help you prevent future breaks?

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