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Had unprotected sex, used petroleum jelly to lubricate. Will this lubricant avoid pregnancy?

me and my boyfriend are trying to prevent pregnancy and we used petroleum jelly to lubricate my vagina so his penis could slid in easily and we looked online and people said that it would prevent sperm and kill sperm but I put it on the outside of my vagina on the vulva not inside once he slid his penis inside he ejaculated during sexual excitement im not on birth control of any kind and this happened 2 days before ovulation did the petroleum jelly prevent the sperm from getting in
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
thank you for your pregnancy.
Petroleum jelly is by no means an effective spermicidal agent or a reliable contraceptive.
It is merely a lubricant, known to have certain effects on sperm, but it is most unwise to rely on using petroleum jelly to protect against pregnancy.
Also, with unprotected vaginal intercourse, you definitely run the risk of being pregnant, specially around the time of ovulation.
Please use a reliable, long term method of contraception in the future.
If you skip your period, take a pregnancy test at the earliest.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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