The Condom Came Off. What Do I Do?

Published: August 23, 2020
Dear TeenHealthFX,
what should i do if the condom came off while he was pulling out? but the opening of the condom stayed on the edge/outside of the vagina
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Dear The Condom Came Off. What Do I Do?,

TeenHealthFX is glad that you used a condom as we recommend always practicing safe sex to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Since sperm are microscopic and it takes just one of them to fertilize a woman’s egg, a backup method of birth control would be an important next step.

There are different types of emergency contraceptive . One example of an emergency contraceptive is Plan B. It works best up to 3 days or 72 hours after a failed birth control method or unprotected sex and can be taken up to 5 days or 120 hours after. The closer you take it to the failed birth control method, the more effective it is. There are no age restrictions for buying this over the counter at any drug store or pharmacy. 

If you live in northern New Jersey and need help finding a doctor, contact the Adolescent Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199.  


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