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Ysabel22
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I had sex with my boyfriend on friday night, and on sunday night I was using the bathroom and realized a small perfectly circular piece of rubber had come out. (it doesn't look like a tear or anything because it was actually an exact circle). I was confused so i checked the condom which was still in the garbage can and found that there was a small hole in it. I don't really understand how this happened, I watched him open the new box and open the condom. I am pretty nervous right now. He didn't ejaculate but I know that pre-ejaculate could still be an issue. Not really sure what to do now... it is monday morning, so I think I could still get emergency contraceptive pills and be in the 72 hour range.
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Ysabel22
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also sorry, i realize i may have put this under the wrong category..
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Heather
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Emergency contraception pills are actually effective for up to 120 hours past a risk, they're just less effective than they are in the first 24 hours.

Whether or not you choose to use them is your call, and I'd make that choice just figuring if you feel like you're okay with basically only using withdrawal as a method (since there was no ejaculation, but was condom failure, that's what I'd figure here) alone or not.

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Ysabel22
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Okay, that is good to know. I know this is a decision I need to make on my own but how effective is the withdrawal method?
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Karybu
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Used perfectly, it's around 96% effective over the course of a year, in typical use, less than that: anywhere from 73-82% effective. Since it sounds like your partner withdrew well before ejaculation, and didn't ejaculate anywhere on or near your genitals, you're likely very close to that perfect use rate.

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