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Can you get pregnant the day before your period even if you used a condom? Pregnancy question

Can you get pregnant the day before your period even if you used a condom? Pregnancy question

The : The odds of this happening are pretty low, but nonetheless it is not an impossibility. If for some reason your cycle was off that month and you ovulated later than you thought and/or there was condom failure (broken or slipped off); or you had foreplay without a condom and the penis was close to the vagina there could have been some semen released during this time. Like i stated previously this is a low probability situation. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Was in doxycycl for 3 weeks and finished the medication 3 days ago. On the pill as well and had sex with no condom. Pregnancy? Never missed pill

Was in doxycycl for 3 weeks and finished the medication 3 days ago. On the pill as well and had sex with no condom. Pregnancy? Never missed pill

Increased Risk: The antibiotic can decrease the effectiveness of the pill. So even if the pill is taken properly, there is an increased risk of pregnancy during that time. If in the future, you are on antibiotics, it would be a good idea to use a back up method to prevent pregnancy. Good Luck to you. ...Read more

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We used a condom, pregnancy test came out negative, had sex 6-7 days before her period, but her period is late for 5 days. Can she still be pregnant?

We used a condom, pregnancy test came out negative, had sex 6-7 days before her period, but her period is late for 5 days. Can she still be pregnant?

Condoms, late period: Yes, she may be pregnant. Condoms are effective but not 100%. They can fail, tear, slip off, used too late, ; always check the expiration date . Check the packaging- occasionally may be very wrinkled , after having been carried in a wallet for some time( small tears in the condom might result- or tears in the packaging may lead to dehydration making tears more likely). ...Read more

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Will reusing one condom cause pregnancy?

Will reusing one condom cause pregnancy?

Not recommended: Depends on what you means by reusing. It is suggested that a fresh condom be used for every act of intercourse to avoid spillage. In general it would be difficult to reuse a condom. Therefore, pregnancy is a possiblity. ...Read more

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How effective are condoms against pregnancy?

Pretty good.: Very effective if used consistently and properly. Failure rate with perfect use is about 2%. Failure rate with typical use is 20%. ...Read more

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Can a tiny pin hole in a condom cause pregnancy?

Can a tiny pin hole in a condom cause pregnancy?

Yes: A pin hole is an open door to the sperm. That is all that is necessary for the condom to fail. ...Read more

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What condoms prevent pregnancy the best?

What condoms prevent pregnancy the best?

The one that is used: There is no condom that works better than another. But ones that get used work better! also, it helps if there is no hole. Overall, condoms are not highly reliable method of birth control. ...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