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Is brown discharge a sign of pregnancy?

my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex, he did not finish and pulled out when he thought he was getting close. now, a couple hours later, i noticed a brown discharge in my underwear. what is it? could I be pregnant? should I take the plan b pill to be sure? I am not ready for a child! I started my last period on the 28th and ended on the 1st.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014
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Taking Plan B after unprotected sex is a good idea, especially mid cycle whether or not you had brown discharge. Only time and a pregnancy test will answer the pregnancy question. A little brownish discharge after sex isn't an indicator one way or another. Using withdrawal, "pulling out" does decrease the chance of pregnancy, but doesn't eliminate it. Eventually you will get caught out with an unplanned pregnancy. Biology is rather relentless. I strongly encourage you to visit a family planning clinic for a reliable contraception.
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