Act Fast to Prevent Pregnancy
(EC) is birth control that can prevent pregnancy after you've had unprotected sex.
The sooner you take EC, the more likely it is to work. You can take EC up to 5 days after unprotected sex or if a condom breaks.
Get Tested for STDs and HIV
If your condom broke, you and your partner may have been exposed to STDs
. Call a health center, county health department, or family planning program
for help deciding if you should have STD/HIV tests now
. If you're having sex, you should plan on being tested at least once each year.
Make a Plan
Do you know what went wrong? Condoms work extremely well when they're used right - but sometimes breaks do happen.
Talk to your partner: make sure you both understand how to use condoms. If you can take your time and make it sexy, you can make sure you're taking the right steps to keep both of you protected. For the best protection, always use condoms with another form of birth control.