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Need for emercency contraception in case of fingering after ejaculation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi,
I'm a seventeen year old girl who needs help determining
whether I should buy plan B or not. I know that emergency
contraception can be bought usually up to 120 hours after
the incident and that it is sold over the counter to 17 year olds
and above in the state of Washington. This is the incident which
I believe contraception may be needed: I was going down on my
boyfriend while he used his hand on himself at the same time.
Then, when he came, he still had his hand at the base of his penis
and I spit what I thought was all of the cum in the bathroom, washed
my hands, then used mouthwash. But then, about 3 minutes later,
my boyfriend fingered me (without washing). He says his hand was dry
and the he doesn't think he felt any stickiness of the cum get on his hand.

Thanks for your time.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
please give me sometime to read through what you have typed
User :   okay
Doctor :   the emergency contraception should be taken withing 72 hours

Doctor :  
and the fact that it was just three minutes as per your information
Doctor :  
there are chances that sperms could have been alive still on the hand
User :   even if the hand was dry?
Doctor :  
sperms can remain alive in female genital tract or in wet conditions for upto 4 hours
Doctor :   and in dry conditions for upto 1/2 hour
User :   But when he fingered me, his hand was dry. I thought that once semen dried out it died?
Doctor :  
so do not wait, take the emergency contraception
Doctor :  
if you want to avoid pregnancy
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?

Doctor :  
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