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We used withdrawal and Postinor. Could I be pregnant, even after 2 negative pregnancy tests? #1108/11

I had unprotected sex on the 25th using the withdrawal method and had sex again on the 28th of October, but this time he did not withdraw.  I took the morning after pill, Postinor 2 on the 29th of October. 


My last period was on the 9th of October and finished on the 14th.  This was my first period in about 2 months, due to medical reasons.  I have been having some weird nausea and light cramping since around November 6th and I have had no period yet.  Could I be pregnant after 2 negative home pregnancy tests?  Could this be due to the Postinor 2?

Good morning!       


You used withdrawal once and then no contraception the next time.  Two negative pregnancy tests more than 2 weeks after the unprotected sex suggests pretty conclusively that you are NOT pregnant.

Postinor may delay the onset of some women’s periods.

What contraceptive are you planning to use going forward?



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Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

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