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Can You Get Pregnant from Using a Condom?

Ok, I have a question I am wanting to ask all mothers out there. If you and your partner were having sex and using a condom at the time of intercourse, can you still be pregnant from it?

Confused????

What can I do next?

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You can get pregnant anytime you have sex - even if you use a condom and if you are on birth control. Using a condom (or being on birth control) reduces the risk of pregnancy - but the only 100% way of preventing pregnancy is complete abstinence.

Improper use of a condom (like using one that doesn't fit properly, using a condom past the expiration date, not wearing correctly (which can cause the condom to break), or not using it from the very start of sexual activity until after ejaculation can increase the risk of pregnancy.

If you think you may be pregnant, take a home pregnancy test. You can get pregnant even with proper use of a condom.

http://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/brief.html

1 mom found this helpful

Definatly! I was watching a ting on TV recently that says something like 65% of people do not use condoms correctly therefore you can get pregnant using them

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You can get pregnant anytime you have sex - even if you use a condom and if you are on birth control. Using a condom (or being on birth control) reduces the risk of pregnancy - but the only 100% way of preventing pregnancy is complete abstinence.

Improper use of a condom (like using one that doesn't fit properly, using a condom past the expiration date, not wearing correctly (which can cause the condom to break), or not using it from the very start of sexual activity until after ejaculation can increase the risk of pregnancy.

If you think you may be pregnant, take a home pregnancy test. You can get pregnant even with proper use of a condom.

http://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/brief.html

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totally possible. Condoms are only 85% effective (something like that) so if it wasn't put on correctly or if it broke, you could totally get pregnant

M.,
You most definitely can get pregnant using a condom. I know people that have had a condom break during use and out popped a baby 9 months later. It can happen.

Yes, if the condom has a tiny hole (they do have expiration dates) or if he does not hold the bottom when he withdraws to make sure it doesn't come off.

There is an episode of Friends on TV when Ross finds out Rachelle is pregnant where he and his friends find out after the fact that condoms are NOT 100% effective. I have not checked, but apparently it says right on the box it is not 100%.

Yes, condoms are not 100% effective.

Yes. It can break, come out the top, or have a slight pin prick size hole in it.

Yes. When condoms are used correctly, their "success rate" is something like 98%. The only problem is, a lot of the time, people don't use them correctly. But, even if used correctly, there is still that little 1-2% error rate.

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