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I had unprotected sex April 2nd, but he pulled out. I had my period 2 days later, but it was a week early so i figured it would be light. Now my period is a bit later than usual. Am I pregnant?

By Anonymous May 1, 2011 - 8:47am
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Well yes, but we were really careful about it. He wasn't even near is orgasm when he pulled out, and then he urinated after. It could be that I am just stressed. I shouldn't say it is late either. I am still between 28 days, but it is just a little later than usual.

May 1, 2011 - 1:36pm
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You would have no chance of pregnancy since your menstrual period has started. It does not matter if it is a little late or a little early...it is still your menstrual period and indicates that you are not pregnant.

Not sure if you know this, but even by being "really careful" when using the "pull out" method (also known as "withdrawal method") only provides a moderate amount of birth control protection. Some couples have been successfully using this birth control method for years (so it is possible when both partners are diligently using this method with "perfect use"). I just wanted you to know that with typical use (most people), the effectiveness rate is about 70-80% (prevention of pregnancy), compared to 98-99% for other methods (condoms, hormonal contraception).

But, to answer your question: you do not have a risk for pregnancy once your menstrual period begins (your uterine lining is being shed during menses, and happens when an egg was not fertilized).

May 1, 2011 - 1:44pm
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Hi Anonymous,
Any time you have unprotected sex, there is a possibility of pregnancy even if he pulled out. There is still pre-ejaculate that can cause pregnancy. You may want to try a pregnancy test just to clear your mind. Can you keep us posted on the results?

Good luck,

May 1, 2011 - 9:46am
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