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Help, am I pregnant?

By October 1, 2014 - 5:06pm
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I take the pill every day at the exact same time. Last Saturday night, long story short, my boyfriend and I were fooling around in the shower, and he started rubbing his shaft against me (not his tip). When he came away he had dripped some pre-ejaculate on my pubic mound, so when I stood up I tried to angle my body in a way that the shower water wouldn't rinse the liquid down into me. Ever since then, I've been so stressed and sick because I was cramping the next morning, and Monday afternoon I even took a plan B pill because I'm so scared. What are the odds that my birth control failed even though I take it literally the same time every day, that there were sperm in his pre-ejaculate, that they could have gotten into me, and the plan B failed? What are the odds I could be pregnant? Please help! Also, will I even have a period because of the plan B? I really hope I'm just being paranoid...

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Hi writergirl94 and thanks for bringing your question to EmpowHER.

For women who take birth control pills as scheduled, the risk of pregnancy for every 100 women who use this method is that about 5 will get pregnant.

The risk of pregnancy after using a Plan B type of emergency contraceptive varies by when it's taken. If taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex, it can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to 89%. If taken within 24 hours, it is about 95% effective.

What will happen with  your period is unpredictable. Some women will have menstrual changes such as spotting or bleeding before their next period. Some women may have a heavier or lighter next period, or a period that is early or late.

Hope that's helpful and give you some peace of mind.



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