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Broken condom during placebo week

By October 8, 2013 - 9:37am
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Okay so I've already asked a question like this but I didn't add specific details, so I hope I'm not annoying anyone haha so my boyfriend and I had sex the night before my period was due, October 4 was the night we had sex, and he was wearing a condom like we always do, it broke and he was inside me really quickly and he pulled out right away. (Like an in and out sort of way haha, I'm just trying to make things clear)There was no ejaculation but most likely just his pre-ejaculate. I'm on the pill and haven't missed any and have been taking the all within the same hour everyday. I was just wondering am I fully protected during my placebo week and do I have any chance of pregnancy? Do I have any reason to be concerned?

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HERWriter Guide

Hi Emily B

Thanks for your post!

You have no cause for concern. Firstly, you are fully protected against pregnancy during your inactive pill week (placebo week) if you take all your pills as prescribed and you have done this.

Secondly, Emily, your period is confirmation that you are not pregnant so you can rest assured that you are fine.

Has this information helped you?


October 8, 2013 - 10:19am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Are you sure that there's no chance at all? I had the same thing happen to me almost so I am worried also, it might just be my imagination but I feel like I'm experiencing symptoms. I did everything the same as Emily I never missed a pill, I'm really worried and so is my boyfriend

October 25, 2013 - 11:58am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

There is no more risk during the placebo week than there is any other day of the month.

You are protected.



October 25, 2013 - 12:21pm
(reply to Susan Cody)

Yes you have answered my questions very well :) it's just that I was concerned that sperm could possibly be living until my period is done and then get fertilized after but on the pill it suppresses ovulation right?

October 8, 2013 - 3:16pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Emily B)

Correct, Emily, you do not ovulate when you are on the Pill.

Don't over think things - you'll stress yourself out!



October 9, 2013 - 9:58am

Oh and I did get my period :)

October 8, 2013 - 9:41am
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