Could my girlfriend become pregnant after a broken condom if she used Postinor 2 the next day?

Q:        I had an intercourse with my girlfriend.  I wore a condom but after I had removed my penis from her vagina, I realized the condom had broken (burst).

I bought Postinor 2 for her but she forgot to take it that day, so she took it a day after the sex.  Can she get pregnant?

A:        You did well, my friend.  It should have worked. 

Tell me what happened and I apologize for the delay in replying to you.

Good luck.

Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH

Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

October 15, 2015, March 21, 2016

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March 21, 2016