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I am afraid I may be pregnant. My boyfriend and I had sex but it was the pull out method and we didn't use protection. But he might not have pulled it out quick enough and I was afraid he may have got some stuff in me so I rinsed out with water would that have worked.

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replied July 19th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A25197
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The chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out if you were during your fertile days. Pullout/withdrawal method of contraception is associated with highest failure rates. If semen or pre-cum has come in contact with vagina you are at risk for pregnancy. Sperms are microscopic and can swim through fast. Even if you wash out, there could be some remaining that would have passed into cervical canal by the time you washed. Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy if you suspect to be pregnant. If you suspect to be pregnant, or if you develop symptoms or if you have abnormal periods, visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation. If pregnancy gets ruled out and if you intend to remain sexually active, consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact.
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