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Someone asked us: I was having sex with my boyfriend and he used a condom and also pulled out. But when he pulled out the condom was broken. What are the chances that I’m pregnant?

There’s no way to know your exact chances of pregnancy in a specific situation. But if your boyfriend pulled his penis all the way out of your vagina before any semen (cum) came out, it’s very unlikely that you would get pregnant — even if the condom broke. If he pulled out in time, the only way pregnancy could happen is if there was some sperm in his pre-cum, which isn’t very common but it is possible.

If you think that semen did get on your vulva or in your vagina, there’s still something you can do to prevent pregnancy. Emergency contraception (like the morning-after pill) can help prevent pregnancy up to 5 days after unprotected sex. But it’s important to act fast, because most morning-after pills work better the sooner you take them. In fact, if you use condoms or the pull-out method for birth control, it’s a good idea to buy the morning-after pill ahead of time and keep it in your medicine cabinet. That way you can take it as soon as possible if you have another slip up.

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