Anonymous: Hi! Last friday I had sex with my boyfriend, and the condom got stucked inside of me, so on Saturday we went to buy a pill (levonorgestrel). Now, when should my period come? Someone told me it should right now, but idk :s and it's getting me nervous as hell
Taking emergency contraception (EC) after a condom coming off inside of the vagina greatly lowers the risk for pregnancy.
For some people, taking EC brings on their period, but for others it does not. It really depends on the person. Your cycle may stay regular, or it may not.
If you are concerned, you can take a pregnancy test, but you will have to wait until your next period is due. The most accurate time to take a pregnancy test is the day before the next period is due or if your period is late.
I hope this helps.
Anonymous: hey, I was just wondering whether you could by the pill from the pharmacy without a prescription?
In the U.S. you need a prescription from a doctor or health care professional to get hormonal birth control such as the pill, the shot or the ring. You can get a prescription and birth control through free or low-cost and confidential clinics like Planned Parenthood though. You can find a clinic near you here.
One form of birth control however, emergency contraception (EC), can be purchased by anyone 17 or older (soon it will be available to everyone) over-the-counter at a pharmacy without a prescription. EC can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex or sex where the method of birth control failed. If someone under the age of 17 needs access to EC they currently need a prescription (as I said though this is changing soon!) and can get a prescription and EC also through a local clinic.
I hope this helps!
Anonymous: I've been taking Microgynon 30 pills for about a week now, and today I had sex with my boyfriend and he did ejaculate in me. I started taking my pill the morning after my period started (it started in the evening the day before). Am I protected? I have read everywhere that I should be, I'm just quite worried ):
We aren’t doctors at Sex, Etc. so the best person to ask, since this question depends on your cycle and the pills you are taking, is the health care provider who prescribed your pills.
But, if you are concerned you may want to take emergency contraception (EC). If it has been fewer than 5 days since you had sex you can still take EC. If you are 17 or older, you can purchase it at a pharmacy. If you are not yet 17 you will need a prescription (this will be changing soon). You can get a prescription and EC at a local free or low-cost and confidential clinic near you. You can find clinics near you here.
You may want to visit the clinic with your partner because the situation you described does have a high-risk for STDs. You can be tested at a clinic.
In the future, you and your partner might want to consider using condoms. They can back up your hormonal birth control. Condoms are 98-percent effective at preventing pregnancy with perfect use and are highly effective at preventing the transmission of STDs. Learn how to use a condom here.
I hope this helps!
Anonymous: Its my first time being on the Lutera birthcontrol Pill. Its my 14 day on it, took the first pill 4 days after my period (saturday) last night I had unprotected sex and he came in me. E'm I protected. Should I get a Plan B?!
Different birth control pills become fully effective at different times. You should speak with the health care provider who prescribed your pill for you to find out when the pill would have become fully effective in your system.
If it has been less than 120 hours since you had unprotected sex then you can still take emergency contraception. If you are 17 or older you can get emergency contraception over-the-counter at a pharmacy, If you are 16 or younger you will need a prescription. You can get a prescription and emergency contraception from a local free or low-cost and confidential clinic near you. Find a clinic here.
The situation you described is also very high risk for the transmission of STDs. You may want to visit a local clinic to be tested.
I hope this helps.
Anonymous: I was with my boyfriend the other night, and we didn't have any condoms. I was very turned on, so I asked him to put in for just a second. He wiped the little pre-cum off and just pumped maybe 3 times... I know its POSSIBLE for that to get me pregnant, but realistically, did it? I'm very nervous.
There is a risk for pregnancy and for the transmission of STDs in the situation you described.
If it has been less than 120 hours since this occurred you can take emergency contraception (EC) to prevent pregnancy. If you are 17 or older, you can purchase EC over-the-counter at a local pharmacy. If you are under 17, you can get a prescription and EC at a local free or low-cost and confidential clinic. Find clinics near you here.
You may want to visit the clinic with your partner to be tested since there is a high risk for the transmission of STDs from the situation you described.
I hope this helps.
Anonymous: What happens if I had sex with my boyfriend during my ovulation days without condom?
Anytime someone engages in penile-vaginal sex where a condom or other birth control method was not used, there is a high risk for pregnancy. A pregnancy can occur anytime sperm are deposited directly on the vaginal opening or inside of the vagina.
If it has been less than 120 hours since this happened, you can take emergency contraception (EC). If you are 17 or older, you can purchase EC over-the-counter at a pharmacy. If you are younger than 17 you will need a prescription. You can get a prescription and EC from a local free or low-cost and confidential clinics near you here.
The situation you described is also high risk for STDs. You and your partner may want to consider being tested for STDs at a local clinic.
In the future, you and your partner may want to consider using a condom. Condoms are 98-percent effective with perfect use at preventing pregnancy and are highly effective at preventing the transmission of STDs. You can learn how to properly use a condom here.
I hope this helps.
kyklosgalaktikos: hi again, I was also worried about another situation (stupid me). I had sex twice today (unprotected, pull out method). I was wondering, since my ovulation days are on the 8th-12th, could I get pregnant because of this? I was going to grab another Nchoice but planned parenthood is closed tomorrow due to labor day. :T do you think that if I get one on tuesday I'll be safe? Since sperm lives inside the body for six or so days & in six days I ovulate. Unless NChoice messed up my ovulation? can it?
Emergency contraception can be taken up to 120 hours after unprotected sex or sex where the method of birth control failed, however, with Next Choice the sooner you take it the more effective it is. Emergency contraception can affect your menstrual cycle and ovulation does not always occur on the same day and while it generally occurs in the middle of a female’s menstrual cycle it can happen at any time, even if a female has her period.
If you go to Planned Parenthood you might want to also be tested for STDs and talk to them about a hormonal birth control option. You mentioned before that you are bulimic, there are hormonal birth control options that do not require taking the pill, which might be a better option for you. They can counsel you on your options.
Yo find a Planned Parenthood near you, you can visit their website or call 1-800-230-PLAN (7526).