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A 36-year-old female asked:

Yesterday/today is my last day on my period. i started my birth control for the first time this morning. my husband and i had sex tonight with a condom but the condom broke. odds of getting pregnant? continue with my birth control?

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Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
If your menstrual cycles are usually regular and about 28 to 32 days and your menstrual bleeding lasts 4 to 6 days, your "odds of getting pregnant" after the events you describe are very low. It would be best to continue taking your oral contraceptive pills regularly and to encourage your husband to still use his condoms for another month or two.
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Last updated Jan 31, 2022

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