What if the condom breaks or tears?

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What if the condom breaks or tears?

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First of all, don’t panic. The penis should be withdrawn immediately. (If you are going to keep having sexual intercourse, make sure that you use a new condom.) Contraceptive jelly or foam should be inserted into the vagina. Women should not douche. Douching can cause infections. Figure out why the condom broke so that it won’t happen again. If you are concerned about pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases, contact your health care provider immediately. You should strongly consider taking Emergency Contraception to prevent pregnancy. If you cannot get in touch with your health care provider, you can call the Emergency Contraception Hotline (1-888-NOT-2-LATE). How often do condoms break? Condoms hardly ever break if they are stored and used correctly. Studies show that latex condoms break only about 0.4% (4 out of 1000) of the time during the first five uses, and polyurethane condoms break 4% (4 out of 100) of the time during the first five uses. Couples using polyurethane condoms a

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First of all, don’t panic. The penis should be withdrawn immediately. (If you are going to keep having sexual intercourse, make sure that you use a new condom.) Contraceptive jelly or foam should be inserted into the vagina. Women should not douche. Douching can cause infections. Figure out why the condom broke so that it won’t happen again. If you are concerned about pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases, contact your health care provider immediately. You should strongly consider taking emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy.

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