Birth Control/bcp pills

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Hello..

On my 2nd week of birth control pills i had dry humping ...my bf came away from my vagina and directly wiped off his semen...within 2 hours i took an emergemcy contraceptive pill just to be safe

What are my chances off getting pregnant?

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Hi Sandra,

Thanks for your message. You say you were on the 2nd week of birth control and your boyfriend came outside your vagina. You also took the emergency contraceptive pill.

You definitely won't be pregnant from this situation.

I'm not sure why you would think that you could be. If you take the birth control pill as prescribed (every day at about the same time) then the pill would be effective. On top of this there was no semen inside your body. You actually didn't need to take emergency contraception in this situation.

It seems like maybe you don't quite understand how the pill works and have some anxiety around it. I would recommend going back to your doctor to discuss this and get help understanding the pill better.

I hope this helps,
Allison

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Allison Macbeth

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I can answer questions about how to choose which method of contraception is right for you, how to deal with mistakes, effectiveness, and emergency contraception. I also have training in HIV, STIs, and sexual health education. I cannot tell you what is the right choice, but I can tell you the pros and cons of each method to help you make an informed decision for your circumstances. If you have had a condom break or had unprotected sex and need emergency contraception please call you local Planned Parenthood or check out not-2-late.com.

Experience

I have been working in the field of sexual health for a decade with specific training in contraception, STIs, HIV, and sexual problems. I have worked in several Planned Parenthood-affiliated charities, telephone helplines, research, education, and currently work for a local health authority evaluating HIV programs in the city.

Publications
Macbeth, A., Weerakoon, P., Sitharthan, G. (2009). Australian Parentsí Opinions about School-based Sexual Health Education. Sexual Health. 6, 328-333. I write a weekly advice column for Morning Quickie website which can be found here: http://morningquickie.com/category/madame-x/

Education/Credentials
I have a Masters in Applied Science (Sexual Health) where I did research on sex education in schools and at home with parents and young people, as well as many counselling skills courses.

Past/Present Clients
I have worked extensively with young people under 25, people living with or affected by HIV, and parents.

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