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A 21-year-old female asked:

I had my period on 9/12, i had protected sex with a condom but i'm not on birth control on 9/24, and i went bike riding on 9/26, am i pregnant?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not likely if the : Condom was properly used. Consistent & correct use of condoms has a 98 % rate of efficacy in preventing pregnancy. However, condoms are not always used consistently or properly which can lead to a first-year efficacy rate for pregnancy protection of 85 to 86 %.

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