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I had sex 1 week before my due period date. I am now 4 days late. Yes, my boyfriend did use protection, but he also did finish. I'm not sure if I should be worried?

By October 13, 2014 - 5:41am
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I heard that your period may be delayed due to stress. This has happened to me before (late period) but my boyfriend did not ejaculate.

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Hi johley,

Thank you for joining the EmpowHER community and sharing your question! Yes, stress can definitely delay your period...but in regards to being worried about an unplanned period, anytime you have sex, you risk pregnancy. Even using condoms is not a fail-safe method. The best way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. Nobody can tell you over the Internet if you are pregnant or not, all we can do is let you know the risks, based on the information you have given us. 

Again, your own situation will vary and we cannot give you a definitive answer.  A pregnancy test can be taken 10-14 days after unprotected sex and when taken correctly, will certainly be accurate by the time your period is due. 

I hope this information helps you! If you have further concerns, taking a pregnancy test is a good idea if the time is right, or call your doctor for further instructions. He or she may want to give you a physical examination or a pregnancy test at the office. 

I hope this information helps you and you get answers as soon as possible. 



October 13, 2014 - 12:34pm
(reply to kristincaliendo)

Thank you!

October 13, 2014 - 3:35pm
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