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A 47-year-old member asked:

how good would be using vcf, a condom and pulling out work?

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Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 40 years experience
~ 85%: ~85% protection against pregnancy ( pills are 99%). at age 47 your changes of conception are less than 5%

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How do I know if our condom has leaked?

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