Tips to Prevent Pregnancy If a Condom Breaks

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 19, 2011

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  • if a condom breaks, semen can leak during sex.
  • You need to act immediately when you suspect that the condom has broken.
  • Stand up instantly, as upright position can help you prevent pregnancy.
  • Clean the excess semen from your vagina.


Condom is the best way of staying away from unwanted pregnancy but panic sets in if it breaks. While using condoms, it is important to keep checking it again and again. If it breaks in the initial stages then one should roll it down and replace it with a new condom.


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But if a condom breaks and semen is leaked during sex you are at risk of unwanted pregnancy. Here are some of the ways by which you can try to prevent pregnancy even if the condom breaks.

Get Rid of Excess Semen

Act immediately even if you only suspect that the condom has broken. Sitting or standing in an upright position can help you prevent pregnancy. Don’t let the sperms to enter your vagina; stand up instantly and let the gravity work for you. 

Another way of avoiding pregnancy if a condom breaks is to clean the excess semen from your vagina. Remember, your chances of getting pregnant depend upon the amount of semen contact with vagina.

Emergency Contraceptives

Emergency Contraceptives

If a condom breaks, emergency contraception can give you a second chance to prevent pregnancy. Even though, contraceptive drugs such as morning after pills are available without prescription but it is wise to consult a doctor, especially if you are younger than eighteen years.


Make sure that you take the emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse. If taken after a long interval it may lose its effectiveness. Most women’s Health organisations recommend that one must purchase the emergency contraceptive before its need arises so that it is readily available as and when needed.


Experts suggest that it is wise to use two kinds of birth control measures. Even if one fails, the other can prevent pregnancy.


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