If the condom was intact, you were protected. No birth control is 100% effective. Pulling out does absolutely NOTHING to prevent pregnancy. Men leak sperm out all through the sex act. Long before they ejaculate. You cannot see or feel this leakage and men certainly cant control it but it is there and it can get your pregnant. So for condoms to be effective, they MUST be on for ANY penetration from beginning to end, whether or not he ejaculated or not! Using a spermicide with condoms can make them a little more effective. Condoms have a higher rate of failure than methods like the Pill and other hormonal contraceptives. If you want the best protection, see your provider for birth control pills, nuvaring, Depo or some other hormonal birth control. Hormonal birth control has a less than 1% failure rate. Condoms is more along the lines of 10-30% failure rate-higher if penetration occurs before the condom is applied.
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