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Risk of pregnancy?

Hi there. I'm 21 and pretty responsible, always use protection, etc... The thing is that my boyfriend and I were having sex the other night and as we changed positions we noticed that the condom was gone. Didn't think much of it at the time, he just put a new one on and that was that but it's been preying on my mind ever since. I found the missing condom on the floor the following morning and I don't THINK he was inside me without it but I can't be 100% sure. Would it be wise to take the morning after pill as it's not yet been 72 hours?

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Dear Humbug91,

Your problem/situation is identical to that of surpergirlx

The answer is if you are unsure then it's best to treat this as if it were unprotected sex and access emergency contraception. There are links and clinic finders in the other question's stream.

Condoms are great for contraception until this happens, which is actually very common so I'd suggest you look in to a more regular and reliable method of contraception there are lots available.

Hope that helps



Even if it is more than 72 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse(UPSI) or condom failure (or any doubt regarding condom use) there are emergency contraception (morning after pill/post coital contraception) which are available either in the form of oral pills or as an Intrauterine device (IUD). These are available in all the Community Sexual and Reproductive clinics (CASH) and some of the GP surgeries. It is advisable to seek advice from CASH clinics regarding the need for emergency contraeption irrespective of time limit. There are situation where IUD can be inserted even after 3/5 days of UPSI.


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