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Is condom and pull out method enough to protect from pregnancy?

Is condom and pull out method enough to protect from pregnancy?

Not perfect: Condom effectiveness depends on the user's ability to use the method correctly. Aside from abstinence, no method is 100% effective. Withdrawal is an unreliable method of contraception. With correct use, condoms are in the range of 90% effectiveness. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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This month. I had a lot of sex. All protected. Condoms were all fine. Im not on any pill. Chances of pregnancy?

This month. I had a lot of sex. All protected. Condoms were all fine. Im not on any pill. Chances of pregnancy?

Sperm: Even in israel, i believe, they teach that to make a baby sperm have to meet an egg. If there is no sperm there can be no baby. ...Read more

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If my boyfriend and i had protected sex but the condom was expired by two years, could that result in pregnancy?

If my boyfriend and i had protected sex but the condom was expired by two years, could that result  in pregnancy?

Yes: The expiration date is a reflection of how long the condom will maintain its walls before the material begins to break down & possibly leak. It only takes one healthy swimmer to do the job. It may have held up but time will tell. ...Read more

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Lately, I've been having protected sex, no condom failure. What are my chances of pregnancy?

Lately, I've been having protected sex, no condom failure. What are my chances of pregnancy?

Extremely small: If you are having protected sex, with a condom, without fail, and with no breakage of the condom, then your chance of pregnancy is almost zero. If you are worried at all, a second form of birth control, such as pills or the depo shot, would be a great idea. ...Read more

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I had protected sex 9 dyas ago and now i have light bleeding condom didnt break what are my chances of pregnancy?

I had protected sex 9 dyas ago and now i have light bleeding condom didnt break what are my chances of pregnancy?

Always possible: there are many factors which could cause you to be pregnant Luckily it is easy to do a pregnancy test from a drug store. The chances are slim but it could happen so go and do an urine pregnancy test ...Read more

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Had protected sex he ejaculated took condom off then i licked his nut off and put it in me what are chances of pregnancy?

Had protected sex he ejaculated took condom off then i licked his nut off and put it in me what are chances of pregnancy?

Possible: if some of his semen ended up where you licked and it wasn't already dry it is possible you transfered some sperm into your vagina. Not a good idea to do this. You might want to get plan B or another form of emergency birth control to be safe. ...Read more

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I had protected sex(condom didn't break or slip) about 4 days after a early period. What's the possibility of pregnancy?

Very low: The failure rate with condoms is as high as 15 to 20%. But when used properly the failure rate is much lower. That combined with the time of your period (assuming it was your period) makes it very unlikely that you would conceive. ...Read more

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If i had protectd sex but condom pop..can i get a positive pregnancy test in 2 wks?

If i had protectd sex but condom pop..can i get a positive pregnancy test in 2 wks?

?missed period: Wait until your period does not come, then 7-10 days after it is missed, check a urine pregnancy test. If your period comes, then you are not pregnant and you do not need to do the test. best wishes. ...Read more

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I had protected sex he nutted in condom then took it off and i sucked his penis and i put penis inside of me what are my chances of pregnancy?

I had protected sex he nutted in condom then took it off and i sucked his penis and i put penis inside of me what are my chances of pregnancy?

Less but possible: All the secretions of an erect penis have a sperm content. The concentration is less but it only takes one. Any unprotected intercourse can get you pregnant. ...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