Took Plan B one-step when the condom broke but no ejaculation occurred at any time. Will I be okay?
Question posted by curiousgallll on 8 Nov 2018
Last updated on 10 November 2018
I usually have regular periods, I would get them every month. Although, I do notice that I would miss at least one or two months a year. Anyway, the last time I had my period was on September 26th which lasted for 6 days. After my period, I have had protected sex 2 times: October 4th and 8th. During both times, the condom did not break. My boyfriend and I would check to make sure that the condom has not broken by pouring water into it to see if water would seep out through any possible holes. Moving on, after having sex early in the month, I would notice that I missed my period when the month comes to an end. Though I missed it, I still continued to have protected sex before October ended. November comes and I still don't have my period. The last time I had protected sex was just recently, November 5th. Unfortunately, the condom broke this time around but no ejaculation occurred. I immediately rushed to the restroom, peed, and washed myself off with soap as if it would help. Afterwards, I rushed to get the plan B one-step pill and took it within 40 minutes after having sex. I knew that taking the pill sooner would be better -- it would be more effective. It is currently November 8th and I still have not gotten my period and I am concerned. What are my chances of getting pregnant?
FYI: I am not on birth control. My only contraception is condoms.
As your partner did not ejaculate, the chances of pregnancy are lower than if he had ejaculated. It's not impossible to become pregnant, as some guys have sperm in their pre-ejaculatory fluid (pre-cum) even after urinating after an ejaculation (see the study by Human Fertility). Plan B is not as reliable as regular hormonal birth control. It's worth a try in an emergency, as long as you are not close to ovulation. If you are close to ovulation, then the other pill, Ella (Ulipristal Acetate), is more likely to help you. You have 5 days/120 hours after the sex, in which Ella can be used. There's no way of giving you a figure as to how likely pregnancy is. It's based on how close to ovulation you were, & whether the emergency contraception works, but also, whether or not you would have conceived, even if you hadn't used protection. There are many factors involved.