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Condom broke, 10 days on birth control, should I take the morning after pill?

By July 24, 2015 - 8:52pm
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Hello. I'm 21, and today is the 10th day of me being on birth control. I didn't take it when my period started. I took the pills about half way into my menstrual cycle. Actually two days from now, my period would've started. Well, I've heard that the pills are effective after one week if not taken on the first day of your period. Today, me and my boyfriend had sex. We wore a condom, but the tip broke. He hadn't ejaculated, but there was definitely pre-ejaculation on the tip of the condom. I felt it burst about half way inside of me and immediately told him to pull out. He said that most of it got into his hand and stomach, but I am pretty sure some may have remained inside. I'm worried as to whether I should take the morning after pill, or if there isn't much danger to take it in the first place, since I'm on the pill (haven't missed a day and I take it like clockwork). I'd love to hear someone's opinion on this, I really don't want to be nervous or scared. Thank you so much.

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Thank you for answering. My birth control specifies that taking the pill on the first day of your period will make it effective immediately. It says that if you start taking it while changing of brand, you should wait at least 7 days before having unprotected sex. My doctor told me it was fine to take it at the middle of my cycle. As I had said, I haven't missed a pill, today would be my 11th day of taking it. I just want to know if chances of pregnancy are very slim since he hadn't ejaculated. Again, thank you very much for answering.

July 25, 2015 - 2:27pm
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Like you said, you had been on it more than 7 days when you had sex. So of course there is no possibility of pregnancy.

July 25, 2015 - 3:52pm

Hello and thank you for sharing your question.
First of all, you should NOT take emergency contraception. Both birth control pills and EC have hormones. When you take both it causes hormonal imbalances and disrupts your cycle.
The effectiveness of the pill at this point will depend on whether or not you took it correctly. Not all birth control has the same instructions.
There is nothing you need to do at this point except keeping taking your birth control as usual. If you miss your next period you can take a pregnancy test.

July 25, 2015 - 12:10pm
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