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Pregnant despite a condom?! You just have to know!

Pregnant despite condom ?! You just have to know that!

In this article you will learn

The only contraceptive that you protects against infectious diseases and is very safe, is and remains the condom.

In the following article you will find out how it can happen that you get pregnant despite a condom and what happens next.

Pregnant despite a condom? That's how safe the contraceptive is

It's not as unlikely as you might think that you'll get pregnant even though you've used a condom.

This is because the ” Pearl Index” is relatively high.

When it comes to the safety of contraceptives, one always speaks of the so-called “Pearl Index”. This indicates how many women become pregnant within a year despite using a contraceptive method.

The Pearl Index for condoms is 2-12. This means that 2-12 out of 100 women who use a condom will become pregnant in a year.

Compared to other contraceptives, the condom performs rather poorly and the probability that you will get pregnant despite a condom , is not that small. And that's probably due to the fact that there are many possible application errors and “glitches”.

The advantage that the condom has over all other contraceptives is that it protects against sexually transmitted diseases!

Proper use of condoms

To get full protection against sexually transmitted diseases and Of course, to be able to guarantee an unwanted pregnancy, you have to use the condom correctly. 😉

There are instructions for use in all condom packs that you should look at.

In the next section you can read what you can do wrong with contraception with condoms.< /p>

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Pregnant despite a condom? 5 possible mistakes

  1. Condom put on the wrong way

Mistake number 1: The condom is placed on the penis the wrong way round and cannot then be unwound properly. This actually happens very often and can happen quickly in the heat of the moment. But what then? Just turn around and pretend nothing happened?

Wrong! Some semen may already stick to the tip of the condom. That could be enough for you to get pregnant despite using a condom.
So if it happens, grab a new one. There must be enough time.

  1. Wrong size.

Error number 2:< /strong> The condom is either too small or too big. There is a risk here that semen can leak out of the condom or that it simply slips off during sex. Therefore: Always pay attention to the right size.

Also make sure that there is always enough space above the glans for the “cap” of the condom. This is where the ejaculate collects. Squeeze the air out of the tip with two fingers and then roll the condom over the erect penis.

  1. Damaged when opening

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    Error number 3: Incorrectly opened. It's easy to say, stay calm and open the condom very carefully when the mood is already very excited.

    But pointed and sharp objects must never be used to open the condom. The sensitive latex could be damaged by this and that would be another reason for pregnancy despite using a condom.

    1. Material defects

    Mistake number 4: overlooked material defects.

    You can also become pregnant despite a condom if you overlook a material defect. This almost never happens, but material damage can of course still occur.

    Therefore: To be on the safe side, check the condom briefly before you start.

    1. Best before date

    Mistake number 5: Even if it doesn't usually happen, condoms don't last forever either. It is therefore better to check the expiry date before use. Most condoms have a shelf life of 4 years, after which the material becomes porous and unsafe.

    Pregnant despite the condom. And now?

    Of course, contraceptive failures happen. Especially with condoms it happens more often that it slips during sex, it tears or some other mishap happens.

    And of course, at first you might be afraid of being pregnant despite using a condom.

    It always depends on how you deal with the situation.

    Maybe it was just a one-time thing ? Or have you been with your partner for a long time and you are considering starting a family anyway?

    First you should try to keep calm and wait to see if you are actually pregnant. Are you already feeling the first signs of pregnancy and your period is overdue? Then you should take a pregnancy test as soon as possible and carefully consider the next steps.

    Of course there is also the morning-after pill. It's best to get advice from your gynaecologist.

    But the most important thing is: If you're pregnant despite using a condom, it's probably a shock at first.
    First try to breathe deeply and give yourself enough time To make a decision. Don't put yourself under pressure. This decision affects your life immensely.