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    Let’s just say if you’re not ready to be a mom, this method shouldn’t be your first choice. Withdrawal, by which the guy pulls out before he ejaculates, is not an effective contraception method. Even when applied successfully, and the man pulls out in time, 78 percent – or 22 of every 100 women – using this as their contraception method will become pregnant over a year. And you can bet: it’s not always easy to pull out in time!
    It’s not just that the guy can get overexcited and lose control – many men release sperm before ejaculation. And remember: it just takes one sperm to fertilize an egg...

    The emergency pill must be taken within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex. The sooner it is taken, the more effective it is. It is most effective if it is taken within the first 12 hours after unprotected sex.

    No not all, however it is far better to bathe and make sure that anything with ejaculate on it does not get near the vagina within one to six hours, their known lifespan outside the body.

    No. And here’s why:
    First: unprotected sex can always lead to an unintended pregnancy. Even during your period, you can become pregnant. Even if you think you know when you are ovulating and avoid sex during that time, ovulation can vary and shift for several reasons. You can be fertile when you don’t expect it.
    Second: unprotected sex always puts you at risk for STIs (sexually transmitted infections), unless you and your partner both have tested negatively for STIs and you absolutely know and trust your partner’s sexual history, and know that they are faithful and monogamous.
    The verdict? Better safe than sorry: use a contraception method and a condom.

    If you’ve had unprotected sex, accidentally or otherwise, there is a risk of unintended pregnancy and contracting sexually transmitted infections, like HIV.
    Not worth your future!
    Protect yourself:
    Choose a reliable contraception method from the multiple available options to protect yourself from unintended pregnancy, and use a condom to be safe from STIs.

    Absolutely YES!
    Every instance of unprotected sex, short, accidental, or “just once” puts you at risk of becoming pregnant. Even if you’re on your period – because conception can sometimes occur during menstruation. The one and only way to avoid pregnancy is to use a contraception method – every time!

    Not using contraception during your period is a dangerous game, because it is actually possible for fertilization to occur during this phase of your menstrual cycle! The length of the menstrual cycle varies from woman to woman between 21 and 35 days. Ovulation almost always occurs around two weeks before your period, i.e. between day 7 and 21 of your cycle. Because the life span of sperm is unpredictable, unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy from the first day of your period. Another thing is some women misinterpret breakthrough bleeding as a period and think they are "safe". So if you don't wish to become pregnant, you should always use contraception without interruptions.