Risk of pregnancy?

Dear Doctor, I am a 36 year

Dear Doctor,

I am a 36 year old male in the UK. This morning, I was in bed with my new girlfriend.( We had never had full sex before and had planned on using condoms for this.) Things got a bit passionate and I rubbed her backside with my penis and ejaculated. I did not penetrate her. She said she could feel some wetness near her vagina but was not sure if its her own body juices or semen.

She normally has regular periods of around 28 days. Her last period started on 14th/15th January and finished 1-2 days back. About 6 hours after the incident, we went to the local pharmacy and took one dose of the emergency pill( Levonelle-Levonorgestrel 1500 micrograms).

Based on this what do you think are the risks of pregnancy? Since I didn't actually ejaculate inside her, and its the early part of her menstrual cycle when ovulation may not have happened, and she took the emergency pill within 6 hours, am I right in assuming that the risk of pregnancy is remote? Is there any statistics regarding this?

Thanks for your help

Hi Ukman74, Just to clarify I

Hi Ukman74,

Just to clarify I am not a doctor. The possibility of your girlfriend being pregnant is extremely remote. Levonelle-Levonorgestrel 1500 micrograms can be taken within 12 to 72 hours after unprotected sex. It can cause vomiting so if your girlfriend experienced that side effect she should have taken another pill right away.

I do not believe you have anything to worry about. Here is a link to a website about Levonelle-Levonorgestrel that includes all necessary information that may help put your mind more at ease.


Best Regards,


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