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Which condoms are most safe for use during pregnancy?

Which condoms are most safe for use during pregnancy?

Condoms: If you and your partner are not allergic to the material that the condom is made out of, any condom is safe during pregnancy. Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy without using condoms?

Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy without using condoms?

Safe sex if pregnant: Only if you trust your partner and are monogamous. Otherwise, no. Read more

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Is it safe to have sex during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? When to stop doing sex? Condoms are recommended or not in this period?

Is it safe to have sex during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? When to stop doing sex? Condoms are recommended or not in this period?

Yes: Sex is safe throughout pregnancy unless your doctor tells you not to due to a specific complication of pregnancy. Sex is an important way for couples to maintain intimacy. It is a normal and healthy activity during pregnancy. If there is concern for std and you are not in a stable monogamous relationship then condoms should be used. Read more

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What is the chance of pregnancy on day 7 of a cycle that lasts 33-35 days with using a condom during the last half of intercource?

What is the chance of pregnancy on day 7 of a cycle that lasts 33-35 days with using a condom during the last half of intercource?

Plan B: Condoms are designed to be used from start to finish--not just at the end of intercourse. This is because about 4-5 million sperm are released in preejaculatory fluid. Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. Read more

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During first time a condom broke. It's been two weeks and I took a pregnancy test that showed negative today. Should I still be worried? Retest? When?

During first time a condom broke. It's been two weeks and I took a pregnancy test that showed negative today. Should I still be worried? Retest? When?

Condom: If there is any chance that semen entered your vagina then there is a chance you could be pregnant. If you miss a period then check a pregnancy test. I would retest in 4-5 days if your period comes on time then no worries. Read more

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Wearing condom during sex, sufficient to avoid pregnancy?

Wearing condom during sex, sufficient to avoid pregnancy?

Condoms: Yes. But, only if the condom is on for all parts of the sexual experience from penetration onward to ejaculation. Read more

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What is the best and safe way to prevent pregnancy without using condoms?

What is the best and safe way to prevent pregnancy without using condoms?

Abstinence: The safest and "best" way to prevent pregnancy is not to have sex at all - abstinence. If you're having sex, and want to prevent pregnancy, condoms are ideal because when used correctly, they prevent both pregnancy and STDs. Aside from that, your female partner can try some form of birth control - like pill or IUD. But these do not prevent STDs. They're all about 99% effective when used correctly. Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy accruing if a guy sticks it in a few times then puts condom on during fertile week. No ejaculation at all that night?

What are the chances of pregnancy accruing if a guy sticks it in a few times then puts condom on during fertile week. No ejaculation at all that night?

Very High chances: There is a very high chance of getting pregnant this way.~60-85%. This is due to the fact sperm can survive in your vagina for a long time and you have no way of knowing exactly when you are ovulating. Even when we are helping women get pregnant we cannot tell the exact time. Please always use a condom for protection against STDs and for Birth control I recommend and IUD, or Birth Control pills. Read more

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Had sex with condom on and checked for leaks it was clear am I safe from pregnancy?

Had sex with condom on and checked for leaks it was clear am I safe from pregnancy?

Pregnancy unlikely: People who have sex while always using condoms properly do not get pregnant except very rarely, regardless of what else is happening in life. In the US, condoms are used one time each and are presumed intact, so we do not need to check for leaks. If worried, one can do a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex. Tests are very accurate, inexpensive to buy, and are sold in stores everywhere. Read more

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During intercourse used condom and interupption method (with condom).took postinor also. Any chance of pregnancy??

During intercourse used condom and interupption method (with condom).took postinor also. Any chance of pregnancy??

Minimal: There is always a remote chance but with the history above it is highly unlikely you would get pregnant. Read more

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The condom broke before he could come during sex so we stopped. I took plan B 3 hours after but I may have been ovulating. Chances of pregnancy?

The condom broke before he could come during sex so we stopped. I took plan B 3 hours after but I may have been ovulating. Chances of pregnancy?

Possible, unlikely: You did everything you were supposed to do, so your chances are less than 5%. (but not zero). A urine pregnancy test 14 days after the incident would be accurate. Read more

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My fiancé and had sex for the first time during ovulation. We had a condom on and we made sure that it didn't break or slip. Chances of pregnancy?

My fiancé and had sex for the first time during ovulation. We had a condom on and we made sure that it didn't break or slip. Chances of pregnancy?

Condom error: Condoms do have a failure rate, but if used correctly should protect you against pregnancy. It sounds to me that if you are worried, you may consider additionally using an IUD or oral contraceptive or avoid sex mid cycle. Read more

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My bf always wears a condom&pulls out before he ejaculates. Obviously pregnancy is always a factor if sexually active, but how safe am I doing this?

My bf always wears a condom&pulls out before he ejaculates. Obviously pregnancy is always a factor if sexually active, but how safe am I doing this?

Condom Efficacy: 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 %. Read more

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What is the risk of pregnancy if I left nuvaring in for 4 weeks, had sex once during that fourth week but have been using condoms as a backup method?

What is the risk of pregnancy if I left nuvaring in for 4 weeks, had sex once during that fourth week but have been using condoms as a backup method?

Probably low: Nuvaring left in place for up to an extra 1 week (up to a total 4 weeks) should be removed/ replaced after a 1 week ring-free period with a low risk of pregnancy. If the ring is left in for longer than 4 weeks, a test should be done to rule out pregnancy and additional contraceptive must be used till the next ring is inserted. If you think you may be pregnant perform a pregnancy test. Take care. Read more

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Sex during third day of period with tampon in chances of pregnancy? Condom was spermicaded.

Sex during third day of period with tampon in chances of pregnancy? Condom was spermicaded.

Back to school: One becomes pregnant through exposure to sperm during ovulation. Not during a period.
You can not be pregnant because: you were on your period. And two, there was no sperm. A condom was worn.

Why are you so worried. Trust the facts. An 18 year old must know the simple facts of fertility and when they ovulate. Read more

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I'm on combo bc pills. Do I need to use condoms for pregnancy protection during placebo week?

I'm on combo bc pills. Do I need to use condoms for pregnancy protection during placebo week?

NO: As long as you have taken the bcps diligently you do not need additional protection against pregnancy during the placebo week. However you will need std protection. Read more

Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more