I had unprotected vaginal sex using withdrawal/ the pull-out method, followed by oral sex and towel clean-up. I have concerns about pregnancy due to second vaginal sex happening afterwards, and missing 2 birth control pills in the following days.

Question: I had unprotected vaginal sex using withdrawal/ the pull-out method, followed by oral sex and towel clean-up. I have concerns about pregnancy due to second vaginal sex happening afterwards, and missing 2 birth control pills in the following days.

Answer: There is a risk of pregnancy following any unprotected vaginal sex.  A man cannot control pre-ejaculate, or pre-cum, which is fluid that will come out of a penis during sex that can contain live sperm.  So you may have been exposed to this even though he removed himself before ejaculating (finishing). 

Sperm do not live long outside of the body, but can live inside the female for 3-5 days.  So missing birth control pills after this sexual contact could increase the risk of pregnancy, depending on how many days after sex the pills were missed. 

All of the sex acts also put both partners at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI) if condoms were not used.  It is recommended for both partners to visit a healthcare provider for STI testing, as most infections do not show any symptoms. 

The Family Planning Association (FPA) can perform a pregnancy test if you miss your next period, or experience other symptoms.

If the birth control pill is difficult to remember and causing you anxiety, FPA can also provide other effective methods that last longer than the pill, even years at a time.  FPA offers condoms for free, including flavored condoms and dental dams for safer oral sex. 

To make an appointment, please call 440-352-0608 for Painesville, or 440-992-5953 for Ashtabula.

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