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Do I need to provide birth control pills ?

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Dear Doctor,
My girlfriend last period was on may 20th to 25th. We had sex on June 14th, the major thing is I never ejected the sperms in her vagina. The day before the sex I masturbated and never cleaned it well.
On the intercourse day I released my sperms through masterbation nly, then I washed and again we took bath, were I tried to insert and again I did masterbation to eject. However I worried abt last night unclean sperms. So she took I pill in 30th hr from the intercourse on June 15th. She got a heavy bleed on 20th June with no pain on her period day, which stayed only for a day. The next period has to be on July 18th, till today July 21st she hadn't got any periods. She took home pregnancy test on 20th nd it became negative.
Do I have to really worry??
Do I need to provide birth control pills if found the pregnancy test negative on 23rd of July too??
Please help me out

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replied July 21st, 2015
Birth Control Answer A53135
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The ECP taken should have helped her in preventing pregnancy if she has taken it within 24-48 hours of unprotected intercourse (provided you were not sexually active after she has taken ECP). Wait and watch for her usual periods that may be delayed due to ECP use (ECP contains high dosages of hormones that can disrupt hormonal cycle causing period abnormalities). Look out for development of any new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. She should visit her doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance if she does not get her periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if she gets abnormal bleeding. If pregnancy gets ruled out and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider getting her started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after her periods). She should be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy, and she should avoid repeat use of ECP.
Take care.

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