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Q: my boyfrienend came in me four times on april 27th and today i just got my period whats going on ?am i pregnant or not ?

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy. However, if you are

having a normal period, then you most likely are not pregnant.

Q: can you reinfect yourself with trichomonias with a sex toy after being treated? And u cl

No.  While there are hypothetical studies that Trich may live on inanimate objects, the parasite that causes Trich infection most

likely does not. It thrives in warm,moist environments. Sex toys should be cleaned after each use, according to the manufactureer’s instructions.

It is also a good idea to not share sex toys.

Q: i had did unsafe foreplay before 8 days of her periods, and date of her periods is 21. and periods come 2 days late. is pregnancy possible ?

A woman’s cycle can vary from month to month. Because of this, periods may come earlier or later than usual.

If her period came two days late, but was a normal period, then it is very unlikely that she would be pregnant.

Additionally, a period coming a day or two earlier or later than usual is normal, and usually not cause for concern.

Q: what can it be when the tip of my penis itches when sitting down, i have no rash, no burning, no disharge or pain when peeing

Many times, sexually transmitted infections do not cause any symptoms, especially in men. If an infection is going to cause symptoms,

the most common symptoms are burning/pain with urination, or an unusual discharge from the penis. Some sexually transmitted viruses,

like HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and HSV (Herpes) can cause itching and irritation in the affected area. HPV can cause genital warts to

appear. Warts may be white or flesh colored, and their surface appears like the head of broccoli or cauliflower. They generally are not smooth.

HSV lesions may begin with itching at the affected area. Soon after, blisters appear. The blisters then burst, usually have a yellowish drainage, and

appear as open sores, or ulcers. The sores may or may not be painful. The sores eventually become crusty and heal. It doesn’t sound like you are having any of those type of symptoms.

 

One very common cause of itching is a yeast infection. Men usually call it “jock itch”. It can occur anywhere in the groin/genital area, and is

usually characterized by intense itching. Sometimes, the skin will be reddened and appear “shiny”.  An over the counter anti-fungal (Lamisil, Clotrimazole) is

very effective at treating yeast.

If its not jock itch, you may just be having irritation from fabric rubbing against your penis. You may want to consider that certain types of fabric

may be causing the itching. For relief from itching, Hydrocortisone cream 1% is safe to use, works well, is cheap and can be purchased at most

stores.

If you frequently have unprotected intercourse (and you knew I would eventually recommend this), having an STD screening is always a

good idea.

Family Planning Plus clinics offer free STD screenings for men and women of all ages. Please feel free to schedule an appointment at any of our clinic locations.

Q: I have been on birth control for about 6 months now. I had unprotected sex on the day I was supposed to start a new pack, that night I forgot to take it and I took it the next day along with my second pill. Is there any chance that I could be pregnant?

Starting a new pill pack on time and taking the first 7 days consistently is extremely important in maintaining

their effectiveness. You were correct in making up the missed pill. However, I recommend using condoms for the

next 2 weeks, just to be safe.

Q: today is the first day after my 7 day break and i left them at my boyfriends do i just start tomorrow or use conraceptives for 7 days

Begin your pills as soon as possible. Starting a new pack of pills on time and taking the first 7 days of the pill pack is

extremely important as far as maintaining their effectiveness. Take your pills every day, around the same time. Keep in mind

that starting your new pack late may cause you to have some irregular spotting during this next month. Additionally, you will want

to either abstain from sex or use condoms for at least 2 weeks.

Q: i am 12 weeks pregnant and cant stop thinking about the possibility im wrong about the father. my last period started feb 9th, i had sex with partner 1 a little more than a week later. he claims to have not came but had admitted to “almost cumming”. about 2-3 weeks later i had a one night stand and the guy pulled out but did in fact cum. i took plan b the next day (but take note it was the 5th or 6th time in my life). about 3 or 4 days after intercourse with the one night stand i took a pregnancy test from being a week late with my period and it was positive. i believe that partner 1 is the father but i would like a second opinion.

Once conception has occurred, the fertilized egg travels down the fallopian tube and embeds itself into the uterus. This takes approximately 7 days. Soon after this, HcG  (pregnancy hormone)

can be detected in the body, in blood and urine. HcG shows up in the blood about 11 to 14 days after conception. HcG levels in urine show up later, about 3-4 weeks

after conception.  Although they claim otherwise, most home pregnancy tests do not become positive until you have missed your first period. This means that, for most people,

you need to be at least 3-4 weeks pregnant in order for a urine test to become positive.

I know this doesn’t really answer your question, because, at this time, there is no way to definitely confirm the identity of the father. If there are any concerns about paternity, you or

your partner(s) may want to consider paternity testing in the future.

Q: My period is a week late so I took a pregnancy test and it said I was negative. My boyfriend and I are really responsible with sex. We always use protection and he always checks to see if the condom broke or wripped (which it never did). I don’t know why I don’t have my period. So I am trying different herbs (Parsley) to Induce my period. So hopefully my period will come. Will it come soon?

Menstrual cycles can vary from month to month. Things like stress, illness, changes in diet, exercise or sleep can all affect your cycle. Periods may come earlier or later than usual. Some women may occasionally skip a period.

It is important to be very careful when using any herbal therapy. Many herbal remedies have not been medically researched for effectiveness and safety. Additionally, there are no standard dosage guidelines for most herbs.

Repeat the pregnancy test in another week or two. If it is still negative, wait until next month to see if your period comes. If you miss another month, and the pregnancy test remains negative, consult your family doctor or ob/gyn for follow-up.

Q: I am on birth control on my 4th month, 2nd week. I had unprotected sex last week and a couple of days ago, and today I spotted a little. Is this a sign of pregnancy, even though I am on the pill?

If you have been taking your birth control pills correctly & consistently for the past 4 months, it is very unlikely that you will become pregnant. So, even if your partner did not use a condom, you are protected by the pills.

However, being persistently late with or missing pills will decrease their effectiveness. Additionally, if you have multiple partners, birth control pills do not provide any protection from sexually transmitted infections.

Q: i am 16 years old. i had sex on 5 days after ovulation with my boyfriend. the condom ripped. is there any chance that im pregnant?

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy. Keep in mind that menstrual cycles can vary from month to month. Things like hormone changes, stress, illness, etc. can cause you to ovulate earlier or later than usual.

If you were truly 5 days after ovulation, your risk of pregnancy would be lower. In the future, if you have a condom mishap, you do have the option of taking emergency contraception. ECPs ( Plan B, Plan B One-Step, Next Choice) help prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation. ECPs should be taken within 24 to 72 hours after unprotected intercourse in order to be most effective. They are available for purchase over the counter for women ages 17 and older at many pharmacies. Women under 17 still require a prescription.

You may also want to consider starting a long term method of birth control like the birth control pills or the DepoProvera injection.

 Family Planning Plus clinics offer gynecological exams, birth control, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception for little to no cost, depending on your household size and income. STD screenings are free for men and women of all ages. Please feel free to schedule an appointment at any of our clinic locations.

Q: I am currently ovulating, it started maybe two days ago. i had unprotected sex four days ago. what are my chances of becoming pregnant?

If you have unprotected sex during your fertile time, you increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Menstrual cycles vary from

month to month, so you could have ovulated earlier or later than you planned. Sperm are able to survive in the vagina for as long

as 3 days. This means that you could have unprotected sex on Friday and get pregnant on Monday.  If your next period is more than 1 week late,

do a pregnancy test.

Q: i took next choice three days after unprotected sex and four days after that i started spotting not regular bleeding but kind of brownish and not heavy either what does this mean?

You should have a period or bleeding within 2-3 weeks after taking the emergency contraceptive. The ECPs gives your body a dose of

progesterone, which is one of the hormones that helps regulate your menstrual cycle. Progesterone is also one of the hormones found in

regular birth control pills.  ECPs help prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation. Due to this, you may experience some irregular bleeding or spotting

throughout the next month. Your next period may be earlier or later than usual, and it may be lighter, spottier or heavier than usual.  Your cycle should return to normal

within the next month or so. If you do not have a period with 3-4 weeks after the ECPs, take a pregnancy test.

Q: I missed my birth control pill two nights in a row but I’m not sexually active so can I still keep going on the same pack of pills and have the birth control part still be affective??

Yes, continue taking your pills every day. Since you missed two pills, you may experience some irregular spotting through this current

pill pack. If you do happen to be sexually active, use condoms until you have your next period.

Q: I’m 15 and I’ve had sex for the 2nd time and this time we used a latex trogon condom and after this time the sex was so painful. Kept me up for days my vagina burns, it’s itchy I get sharp pains. And I pee blood not on my period but the pee is bright yellow. What is wrong?

You may have a vaginal infection and/or a urinary tract infection.  It is not normal to have blood in your urine.

You will need to schedule an appointment with your family doctor. He/She will most likely request a urine sample to

test for infection. A vaginal exam may be done to rule out a yeast or bacterial infection. In the meantime, be sure to

increase your fluids (water is best) to help your urinary tract.

After you’re feeling better, you might want to consider the possibility that you have a latex allergy and this is what

caused your vaginal discomfort. Latex allergies can cause redness, pain, swelling, itching and burning.

There are non-latex condoms available for purchase at most pharmacies and department stores.

If you and your partner do not like the non-latex condoms, consider starting a long term method of birth control

like the birth control pills, patch, vaginal ring or DepoProvera injection.

Q: I have the Std Trich and I missed my 1 day out of my 7 days of Takeing my medicine should I just countinue too take them

Yes, it is important to continue and complete the entire course of medication. If you are concerned about

the effectiveness of the pills (if you are unable to take them or have not taken them correctly), you may

want to consider getting rechecked in 6 to 8 weeks to make sure the infection is gone.

Q: my boyfriend cummed in me and i got my period three weeks later could i be pregnant

As long as your period was normal, pregnancy is highly unlikely. If you are worried about pregnancy, you may want to take a pregnancy test just to be on the safe side.

In the meantime, please do not continue to have unprotected sex. Either abstain from sexual intercourse or use condoms. If you are interested in starting a regular method of birth control that will significantly reduce your risk of pregnancy and you live near one of our offices, please call us for an appointment. If you live further away, call the Family Planning or Planned Parenthood office closest to you.

Q: Ive had numerous std’s but i always get treated asap. yesterday my boyfriend enjaculated in me and my period is in 3 day. could i end up pregnant?

Yes, anytime you have unprotected intercourse, pregnancy is possible. However, if you have regular 28 day cycles, if you have predicted the beginning of your period correctly, and if you ovulate mid-cycle, pregnancy is unlikely since the intercourse occurred too many days after ovulation.

It is important to note that multiple chlamydial infections do increase the risk of infertility. If you are concerned about your fertility, you may want to consult an infertility specialist.

Q: I missed taking the pill after my 7 day break so thought I’d leave it till the start of my next period and start again, my period hasn’t came. Last time I was with a guy was October (7months ago) and although we did fool about naked we didn’t have sex, I had every withdrawal bleed since and also took a pregnancy test which was negative. Why else would I miss period after stopping pill

It may take 1 to 3 months for your body to become adjusted to not having the birth control pills, and to get into a regular cycle of having periods.

 If you missed starting a new pack, youdo not have to wait until your next period if you want to continue taking the pills. If you wish to restart the

pills, you could restart them at anytime, as long as you have not had any unprotected intercourse. You could restart the

pills this Sunday. Keep in mind that, not being on the pills, you should consider yourself fertile, so, continue to abstain or use condoms.

If you do restart the pills this Sunday, it does take at least 7 days for the pills to become active, so use protection until then.

Q: i had unprotected sex while on lo loestrin Fe. only been on it for less then two months. my boyfriend ejaculated in me twice during my ovulation cycle. i took my pill late that day. what is my chances i could have gotten pregnant?

As long as you took your pill within 24 hours of missing it, your pregnancy risk is very low. While you are on the pill, you do not ovulate. Missing a pill by over 24 hours and especially missing your very first pill in a new pack increases the risk that you might ovulate and thus increases the risk of pregnancy. Women who use the pill perfectly (take a pill at the same time everyday) have a 1% risk of pregnancy. If you missed your pill by less than 3 hours, you would have the same risk. If you missed your pill by more than 3 hours, you would have a slightly higher risk.

Q: If my boyfriend has been ejaculating in me multiple times a day everyday for about two or three weeks now is there a possibility that i could NOT be pregnant?

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy. If you have frequent unprotected sex,  it is more likely

that you will become pregnant.

 Are you trying to get pregnant? If so, you may need to keep a chart of your menstrual cycles. There are several websites about charting cycles in order to

determine when your fertile time is. Most clinicians have young women attempt pregnancy for 1 year. If no pregnancy occurs after

1 year, then a gynecological evaluation would be good to schedule.

If you are not trying to get pregnant, you have been lucky so far. Having unprotected sex is like playing “Russian roulette”….

unless there is an underlying problem (hormonal imbalance, etc.), you will eventually become pregnant.

If you feel that you are having problems with your periods, you may want to consider scheduling an appointment with your

ob/gyn doctor or clinic. A basic gyn exam  (pap and pelvic) is recommended on a yearly basis for women starting at age 21.

Q: i got my period the day after i had sex but i had missed a week of birth control just before that?

It is important to take your pills correctly and consistently. Missing birth control pills, especially if its more than 1 pill, greatly decreases their effectiveness.

Additionally, missing pills may cause you to have irregular spotting and bleeding. If you started a normal period the day after intercourse,

you most likely did not become pregnant.

Start a new pack of pills as scheduled, taking one every day, around the same time every day.  It takes at least 7 days before the birth control pills are effective, so

either abstain from sex or use condoms until you have completed the first week.

Q: how do i know for sure if he cummed in me

If you partner isn’t sure if he ejaculated inside of you, you may not know either. You may have

increased secretions after intercourse, and you may notice an odor that is different than your usual.

Anytime you have unprotected sex, there is the risk of pregnancy. If you are not planning pregnancy,

consider abstaining from sex or ask your partner to use a condom. You may want to consider starting a long term method of

birth control.

Q: i had sex three times today, am i regnant

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy.

Q: Me and my boyfriend had sex and we used a spermicidal condom. We did it for like 20 min and when he was about to cum he pulled out and the condom broke i dont know if any cum got inside of me but just to be safe i took the first next choice pill 2 hours after it happened and 12 hours later i took the second pill …… What is the possibilty im pregnant?

Anytime you have unprotected sex/ method failure, there is the risk of pregnancy. However, that

risk can be higher or lower depending on where you’re at within your menstrual cycle. 

Emergency contraception, when taken with 24 to 72 hours after unprotected intercourse is about 75  to 80%

effective a preventing pregnancy. You should have a period within 2-3 weeks after taking the ECP. If you do not, and

your next period is more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test.

As of several years ago, companies stopped making condoms with spermicide. Studies involving sex industry workers revealed that

condoms with spermicide increased the risk of acquiring HIV through sexual intercourse. Vaginal spermicide creams, gels, and film are still available and are

very safe to use. 

Q: I just got on the depo shot last week & me and my boyfriend had sex . I woke up the next morning with a yeast infection . Why is that ? & will it effect my partner ?

Yeast is a common vaginal infection. It is caused by an alteration in the pH level in the vagina. Yeast infections may be caused by illness, medications, changes in body wash, toilet paper, etc. , but many times the cause is unknown.

Yeast infections are commonly characterized by a thick, white, cottage cheese like discharge with no odor. Vaginal and/or genital itching may be present and is usually intense.  The infection is treated with an anti-fungal medication, which is available in pill form (Diflucan) or vaginal cream (Monistat, Clotrimazole). Vaginal yeast medications are available for purchase over the counter without a prescription.

Q: wy would a girls stomach hurt after oral sex or masterbation

Orgasm causes uterine contractions. If a woman is having intense orgasm during oral sex or masturbation, she may have an uncomfortable or painful sensation in her abdomen.

Q: 3day pills for what std?

Here at Family Planning Plus clinics, we do not generally use a 3 day treatment. For chlamydia, we recommend either a one time dose of Azithromycin 1 gm (or two 500 mg tablets) or Doxycycline 100mg twice a day for 7 days. 

Other doctors/clinics may use other medications. Our treatments are based on the most recent guidelines from the Center for Disease Control.

Q: I had aborted a baby using pills. After 4 week I had sex with my hubby we enjoyed. But 2 days before I saw blood on his penies which is brown colour. what will be the reason? I am little sacerd now. I am 34 yr old & had 13 yr old baby. Pls advise.

Brown discharge is usually old blood. It is most likely left over blood from after your termination.

As long as you are not having any symptoms of vaginal infection, it can be normal. Keep in mind that your fertility has returned and are at risk of pregnancy.

Q: If my boyfriend has been ejaculating in me multiple times a day everyday for about two or three weeks now is there a possibility that i could NOT be pregnant?

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy. The more frequently you have unprotected sex, the more likely it is that you will become pregnant. If your next period is more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test.

Q: i had unprotected sex during my fertile days i took the first next choice pills rite about five to ten mins after and the second pills after 20 hours after a week later i got my period but it was more like a brownish discharge for about three days a month later which is now am three days late could it be am pregnant never been late an my periods always been regular

When taking emergency contraception, the instructions vary depending on the brand. It is important to take ECPs correctly to achieve good effectiveness.  They are most effective when take within 24 to 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. ECPs are about 75% to 80% effective at preventing pregnancy.

Possible ways to take ECPs:  a) One pill as soon as possible after unprotected sex, then the second pill 12 hours after the first, b) Take both pills as the same time, as one dose, c) If using a “one step” pack, such as PlanB OneStep, one pill as one time dose.   The one dose way is easiest and reduces the risk of forgetting the second pill 12 hours later.

The brown discharge you had was probably a period caused by the emergency contraception. Additionally, Plan B may cause you to have an irregular cycle for a month or so, causing your next period to come earlier or later than usual.  However, if you have had other episodes of unprotected intercourse, you are still at risk for pregnancy. If your period is more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test.

Q: i had my implaton inserted two days ago i was having sex with my man and he came inside me wat should i do could i get pregnat can i take the next day pill?

According to the Implanon manufacturer’s instructions, “Implanon can be inserted at any time, but health care providers recommend having it inserted between the first and fifth day of menses or, if a woman is on the pill, the day after she takes the last pill for the month. If Implanon is inserted at any other time, it’s recommended that a woman use other contraception for the next seven days.”  However, Implanon’s effectiveness most likely begins sooner that 7 days. 

At this point, its too late to take emergency contraception. If you feel you are experiencing symptoms of pregnancy, do a pregnancy test.

Q: I had unportected sex with my boyfriend about 5 days ago. I have taken the contraceptive pill – Yasmin for about 2 years now. I must say that it is not always at the same time every day. During that time, i am ware that i took the pill 3 hrs after unprotected sex. My boyfriend ejaculated inside me. It was not very deep inside me.. just the tip of his penis was inside me. should i take a pregnancy test? every day after this day i took my Yasmin pill early morning. I am aware that the Yasmin contraceptive pill isnt the strongest for birth control. i was originally given it for acne. I am very worried I could be pregnant. Please get back to me asap. Thank u.

It is important to take your birth control pills correctly & consistently in order for them to be most effective. This means taking a pill every day, within a few hours of the same time everyday. Since you did not skip any pills, you are less likely to experience a drastic decrease in effectiveness.

Continue to take your pills every day. All pills are effective, no matter what dose they are. Low dose contraceptives work just as well as “higher” dose contraceptives….as long as you use then correctly and consistently.

If your next period does not come, or is more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test.

Q: i had my period on april 14 had sex on april 24 the 27 and on the 30 coul i gotten pregnant i was to ovulate on the 28

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy, especially if you have sex during your fertile time. You are usually most fertile from approximately 2-3 days prior to ovulation day until about the day or so after. If your next period is more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test.

Q: i just had a baby april 1st 2012 my baby is now 1month. i pump about 3onces of breast milk a day from both breast me and my husband had sex and notice the condom has broken . how can i know if im pregnet? or not because i dont want another baby not now.

At this point, you will need to wait at least 2 weeks to do a pregnancy test. In the meantime, if you are not planning another pregnancy at this time, use condoms, abstain from sex or call your ob/gyn to discuss your options for bith control.

Q: i am trying to get prego my cycle came back on and my breast are sore and i pee more often my doc didnt tell me if i was prego he just tested me to see if the bleeding is because somthing is growing in my fallopon tube does this mean im prego and having a miscarriage???

You doctor may be checking your hormone levels to make sure everything is within normal range. If he/she has not discussed these results with you, call his/her office to schedule a time when you can do this.

Q: its 3rd day of my period and i had a unprotected sex what is the chances of my pregnancy ?

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy. However, during the first few days of your period, you are usually less fertile. This would make the risk of pregnancy less.

Q: I am on Aviane, I just started two days ago. I had protected sex (condom) however, some of my partners ejaculate squirted out a bit onto the bed. I do not think that any spilled into me however I am not sure. Should I purchase the Plan B pill or will that interfere with my current birth control?

If the condom was intact and held closed when removed from the vagina, then you probably don’t need to worry. At this point, it is too late to take Plan B, so continue to take your Aviane correctly & consistently. Continue using condoms as your back up method, as it takes at least 7 days of consecutive use before the birth control pills become effective. 

If your next period is more than 1 week late, consider doing a pregnancy test.

Q: I take tri-sprintect birth control and i miss 1 pill the first week and missed another on the 3rd week. I had unprotected sex on the first day of the fourth week. My boyfriend didnt cum, only leaked a little inside me. Could i be pregnant?

If you missed pills during your recent pill pack, then your protection may have been compromised. Continue taking your pills correctly & consistently, and being a new pack on time. If your period is more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test.

Q: Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex but he did not cum in me. My period came on the 31st of march and lasted until about the 5th of April. It’s now may 1 and I haven’t had another period. Since my last period lasted into April, should I be expecting my period soon?

The length of your period should not have anything to do with the timing. Timing is figured by counitng the number of days from the first day of one period to the first day of the next period. For most women, periods usually occur about every 21 to 28 days. If your period is more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test.

Q: I had sex with one guy august 4th then i had sex with a different guy on august 5th or 6th. found out i was pregnant in early september had an ultrasound on september 16th, the doctor said my baby was conceived on august 4th, but that guy pulled out, it was the second guy i slept with that came inside me, so who would the father be?

While ultrasound technology is very good, it is not 100% accurate. It is impossible to know who the father is at this time.

Even if a man “pulls out”, a small amount of semen can leak out of the penis prior to ejaculation. This is one of the reasons why the withdrawal method is not highly effective.

If there is an issue regarding support or custody, a paternity test may be necessary after the baby is born.

Q: i had sex on the day i ovulated on the 14th of last month. i missed my period on the 28, could i be pregnant?

Anytime you have unprotected sex, there is the risk of pregnancy. If your period is late, do a pregnancy test.

Q: A tiny hole was poked in a condom and we had sex I was on my fertile days but im unsure in he cumed or not could I be pregnant?

Anytime you have unprotected sex, whether from condom failure or lack of use, there is the risk of pregnancy. At this point, wait for your next period. if it if more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test.

If this would happen in the future, you could take the emergency contraceptive pill (ECPs). ECPs are available over the counter for purchase by women ages 17 and older at most pharmacies. Women under age 17 are required to have a prescription. ECPs (Plan B, Plan B OneStep, etc) ,when taken within 24 to 72 hours after unprotected intercourse, are about 75 to 80% effective at preventing pregnancy. The pills help prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation. (ECPs are not a long term method of birth control and are not effective for repeated acts of intercourse.)

Q: ive never been on birth control before and this was the first time i ever had sex which was this past satruday. he said he didnt cum inside me but im still really worried. im 16 please help me im really scared

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy. You may want to discuss your pregnancy concerns with your partner. Consider abstaining from intercourse or suggest that he use condoms. If you are going to continue to be sexually active and do not want to become pregnant, consider beginning a long term method of birth control like the pills, patch, vaginal ring or DepoProvera injection.

Family Planning Plus clinics offer gynecological exams, birth control, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception for little to no cost, depending on your household size and income. STD screenings are free for men and women of all ages. Please feel free to schedule an appointment at any of our clinic locations.

Q: Okay here’s my question… Me and my gf had sex on my birthday, and I did not have a condomn but she is on birth control. So I wasn’t worried til he told me she was a week late on her period but she did have it then about a week ago I noticed a brown line in her tummy, is that an early indication of a pregnancy?

As long as your partner is taking her birth control pills correctly & consistently, the chance of pregnancy is low. Several things can alter periods. Stress, illness, changes in exercise or sleep can cause periods to be a little earlier or later than usual. This is usually not a concern, and her cycles should return to normal.

If your partner consistently misses or is late with taking her pills, then her cycles may be irregular and her protection will be less effective. A brown line on her abdomen is not an indication of early pregnancy. If you and she are still concerned about the possibility of pregnancy, do a pregnancy test. In the meantime, have your partner continue taking her birth control pills every day, at the same time every day.

Q: my implanon stick expires in three daysis it safe 2 have sex?

If you are not planning a pregnancy at this time, assume that you are no longer protected once your Implanon expires. Abstain from sex or use condoms until you review your options for birth control.

Q: I’m seeing this man right now and we have had unprotected sex a few times and he has come inside of me. I’m fixed and cannot get preg. When he has come inside of me and I go to the washroom to clean up I notice that the seman has a shade of pink to it. The other man that has come inside of me was my childrens father and I have never had that before. I’m pretty sure its not me that was spotting or anything as after having sex before I have never expierenced this. What could this be and could it be dangerous to me with him comming inside of me?

Most men do not have any symptoms of sexually transmitted infections and their semen appears normal.The most likely possibility is that you are seeing his semen mixed with some pink spotting from your vagina. Spotting after intercourse can be a normal, occasional occurrence. However, if you are having persistent bloody spotting after intercourse, this may be a symptom of a vaginal infection.

You and your partner may want to consider being screened for sexually transmitted infections. STD screenings consist of testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV and syphilis. Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing is done either by urine specimen (for men & women) or by a cervical swab (women only). A blood sample is obtained for HIV & syphilis testing. If a woman is having symptoms, a vaginal infection check may be done. If any result is positive, the clinic will offer treatment.

Family Planning Plus clinics offer free STD screenings for men and women of all ages. Please feel free to schedule an appointment at any of our clinic locations.

Q: i took plan b on friday and had sex again on saturday, is plan b still effective

According to the product’s instructions, it is not effective for repeated acts of unprotected intercourse. Plan B gives your body the hormone progesterone (one of the same hormones found in regular birth control pills). It helps prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation. Because Plan B alters your menstrual cycle, frequent, repeated use of it may actually increase your risk of pregnancy.

You should have a period within 3 weeks after taking Plan B. If you do not have a period, do a pregnancy test. In the meantime, do not have unprotected intercourse. Consider abstaining from sex or using condoms. You may also consider starting a long term method of birth control like the pill, patch, vaginal ring or DepoProvera injection.

Family Planning Plus clinics offer gynecological exams, birth control, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception for little to no cost, depending on your household size and income. STD screenings are free for men and women of all ages. Please feel free to schedule an appointment at any of our clinic locations.

Q: i had sex on the last day of my period and MY boyfriend nutted inside me can i be pregent

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy.

Q: During the month of Feb. my boyfriend and i have been having unprotexted sex almost every weekend up until early March. Thats when i started becoming ill. My symptoms included swolled lymph nodes on my neck, sore throat, and headaches. i also noticed a white pimple at the back of my throat. My mom took me to several clinics and they all tested me for stripped throat. All three times i came out negitive. The nurse then gave me an antibotic shot on my bottom. I was still feeling worse at the time. i couldnt eat because everything except coffee would hurt. My mom took me to the emergency room 15 miles away. The doc checked me for other swollen lymph nodes. He asked my mom to step out and asked me about sexual intercourse. i told him everything. he gave me a pep smear. and tested me for stds. i cried when they told me. A very kind nurse told me it could be cured with medication. The Doctor asked me if it was the first time. (im a junior) i lost it my freshman year after prom. i had trouble telling them that my boyfriend lost his virginity to me, because im 17 and he’s 18. i know he wouldnt cheat. what guy cheats on his first sexual partner? When i told him he was so confused. i asked him if he washes himself down there underneath the extra skin. He told me yes with reassurance that he does it before we had sex. I asked him to get tested or the relationship would end. He told me he would,but that he’s never done that. He doesnt know how much they would charge and if his parents found out he wouldnt know what to do. so we left it at that. My boyfriend and i have not sexual intercourse since then. i finished my meds and took five different pills everyday like i was required. we are in April and i get sudden urges ti have sex. but everything that i went through took those urges away. Can a condom prevent this from happening again? what im saying is that i want to have sex but i dont want to recieve an std again. what should i do?

 You don’t state what infection you had, but, if you were diagnosed with an STD, your partner needs to be treated for the same. Do not have sexual activity with your partner until he is treated or you may be reinfected.

Your partner may want to make an appointment with his family doctor for treatment. If he does not have insurance or wants to maintain privacy, Family Planning Plus clinics do offer free STD screenings for men & women of all ages. If you and your partner do not live close to any of our clinic locations, check your phone book for any local Planned Parenthood clinics.

During the visit, the healthcare provider will ask questions about sexual history. Your partner will need to let the doctor/nurse know that he needs treatment for the STI that you tested positive for. STD screening usually consists of a urine specimen for chlamydia & gonorrhea, and a blood draw for HIV & syphilis. The clinic will provide medication for treatment, if necessary. You may also want to consider being retested in 6 to 8 weeks.

Resuming sexual activity will depend on the feelings you and your partner have for each other. You may need to have an open, honest discussion about your relationship.

Q: Haven’t started my period for a month. Have unprotected sex and bled alittle during intercourse. Help please?

First, if you have been having unprotected intercourse, do a pregnancy test. If your test is negative, repeat again in 2 weeks. If your pregnancy test remains negative, but your period still hasn’t started, you would want to follow up with your doctor or clinic for evaluation.

Q: If I had sex two months ago and on birth control and still have my periods do you think I’m pregnate

If you are on the birth control pills, patch, or vaginal ring, and you are using your method correctly & consistently, then the chance of pregnancy is unlikely. Likewise, if you are using the DepoProvera and receiving your injections on time, pregnancy is unlikely.

Q: If it’s been 9 days since I had unprotected sex would a pregnancy test show up?

At the very least, wait 2 weeks before doing a pregnancy test. However, if your next period is more that 1 week late, do/repeat the pregnancy test.

Q: i stoped taking birth control what will happen

Your body should begin to have regular periods on its own. It may take 1 to 4 months for your body to adjust to not being on the birth control pills. You will no longer be protected from pregnancy.  Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the possibility of pregnancy. If you are not planning a pregnancy at this time, consider abstaining from sex or using condoms. You could also discuss other birth control options with your doctor or clinic.

Q: I am on microgestin fe 1/20 birth control, I took three weeks of the white active pills. I had unprotected sex the first day of the brown/reminder pills. Me and my guy had unprotected sex for 2 1/2 days, I take my pills at night so during those days I took two brown/reminder pills. The next day me and my guy had unprotected sex in the morning but he did not cum inside me, after sex I showered and noticed I started my period. This is my first month on birth control, if I start my period during the brown/reminder pills does that mean I am not pregnant? or what are my chances of becoming pregnant? I take my pills at the same time everyday, I have only been late twice but not by more than 20 min. Thanks for your answer

As long as you are taking your birth control pills correctly & consistently, the chances of pregnancy are very low.

The birth control pill pack is set up so that you take 21 days of hormone (estrogen & progestin) pills, followed by 7 days of hormone free pills (also called placebo pills, inactive pills, “fake” pills). During the hormone free pill week, you should have your period. Any bleeding or spotting during that week would be considered a period. Bleeding may begin at any time during that week, depending on the individual woman. Some women begin on the first day of the inactive pills, other woman may not begin until the 3rd or 4th day of the inactive pills. Bleeding during this week also reassures you that pregnancy has not occurred.

Begin your next pack on time and continue to take your pills every day.

Q: I had unprotected sex one week after delivering my son, none of his sperm got inside of me though. what’s the possibility I could be pregnant?

It is unlikely that you would ovulate as soon as 1 week after giving birth. It is recommended to wait at least 6 weeks after delivery before resuming sexual activity. This allows time for the woman’s body to heal, and decreases the risk of uterine infection. It is important though, that you begin a method of birth control as soon as medically possible to prevent pregnancy. Discuss your options with your ob doctor.

Q: my bf and i had unprotected sex & we got the plan B pill .. i took the pill a day later when i had the chance and it was still with in the first 24hrs that day later we had sex again & the condom broke :(.. he didnt cum in me but when he came we noticed the condom broke… is the plan b still in affect ?… im so worried right now & i dont know whatvto do plz help..

Wait for your next period. If your next period is more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test. You and your partner may want to go online and review guidelines for correct condom use.

When used correctly & consistently, condoms can be very effective at preventing pregnancy. However, if condom problems continue, you may want to consider beginning a long term method of birth control like pills, patches, the vaginal ring or the DepoProvera injection. Using 2 forms of birth control greatly reduces the risk of pregnancy…and your stress level.

Family Planning Plus clinics offer gynecological exams, birth control, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception for little to no cost, depending on your household size and income. STD screenings are free for men and women of all ages. Please feel free to schedule an appointment at any of our clinic locations.

Q: we had unprotected sex on the 24th and I am most fertile on the 27th can I get pregnant like that?

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy. Having unprotected sex within 3 days of your fertile time does increase your chances of becoming pregnant.

Q: MY CYCLE JUST ENDED THE SECOND WEEK OF THE MONTH AND I STARTED ZITHROMAX, NOW I HAVE MY CYCLE AGAIN. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

It is possible that illness and medications may cause some irregular spotting or bleeding. The bleeding should resolve and your cycle return to normal after you complete your antibiotics.

Q: I am wondering how long after unprotected sex can you test positive for chlymidia? I have not had intercourse for almost a year and because of health problems had 3 paps since (in which I know at least one tested for stds). I had unprotected sexual intercourse on a late Saturday night/early Sunday morning and had a my pap on Monday around 2pm. I tested positive for chylmidia. Is it possible to test positive that soon or did I possibly have one or more false negatives?

Many sexually transmitted infections can be asymptomatic, and can remain so for years. Someone can have an STI, have no symptoms and still be contagious. The pap test is a screening test for cervical cancer. It is not a test for STI’s and is not a good indicator of whether or not infection is present. That is why regular STD screening, which includes cultures for chlamydia & gonorrhea, as well as testing for HIV & syphilis, is important.

Practicing safe sex can decrease your risk of infections, although, it is not foolproof. Condoms only cover so much, and some infections, like herpes and genital warts are spread by skin to skin contact.

With chlamydia and gonorrhea infections, many people have no symptoms. Chlamydia symptoms usually appear about one to three weeks after exposure. Gonorrhea may show up as soon as two days or may take as long as one month.

Trichomoniasis infections usually appear in women about 5 to 28 days after exposure. Women are more likely to have symptoms than men; men usually have no symptoms. Trich infections must be diagnosed by examining the vaginal discharge under a microscope.

If you were diagnosed with positive chlamydia infection on a Monday, it is unlikely that it would show up from that most recent weekend. However, you may want to discuss the results with your doctor.

 

Q: I had unprotected sex 10 times in three days I thought I was protected he pulled out once it happened 12,11,and10 days before my next period what is the chance I’m pregnant?

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy. The more frequently you have unprotected sex, the more likely it is that you will get pregnant.

If your next period is more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test.

You may want to consider using condoms or starting a long term method of birth control, especially if you are not planning a pregnancy at this time. There are several birth control options like pills, patches, the vaginal ring, Merina IUD, or the DepoProvera injection.

Family Planning Plus clinics offer gynecological exams, birth control, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception for little to no cost, depending on your household size and income. STD screenings are free for men and women of all ages. Please feel free to schedule an appointment at any of our clinic locations.

Q: I had sex for the first time in a long time (9 months ago) a week from today. We did use a condom. But I notice that my vagina has a white discharge inside. Pretty thin. I am on the pill and have been sexually active for seven years. My labia minora sticks out some from my labia majora (possibly inflammed). It doesn’t itch or burn. Is my pH off? Do you think it’s a bacteria vaginal infection? Please help! Thanks.

It is normal  for the labia minora (inside lips) to stick out further than the labia majora (outer lips). All women have this, so what you’re seeing is most likely not a concern.

Vaginal infections may or may not be related to sexual activity. Infections like yeast and bacterial vaginosis are common and are usually due to changes in the pH balance within the vagina. Sexually transmitted infections, like chlamydia and gonorrhea are, of course, due to having sexual relations with an infected partner.

Yeast infections can cause a white, thick, cottage cheese like discharge that has no odor. Vaginal and genital itching are common and may be intense. Treatment with  either an antifungal cream or pill  is necessary.

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is usually characterized by a thin, milky white discharge that has a “fishy” odor. This odor may become more noticeable after intercourse or showering. Vaginal burning or burning with urination may be present. BV is diagnosed by a vaginal exam. The doctor may prescribe an antibiotic pill or cream to treat BV.

If you feel that your discharge continues to be abnormal, schedule an appointment with your doctor or clinic for a vaginal infection check and/or STD screening.

Family Planning Plus clinics offer gynecological exams, birth control, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception for little to no cost, depending on your household size and income. STD screenings are free for men and women of all ages. Please feel free to schedule an appointment at any of our clinic locations.

Q: ok me and my spouse had unprotected sex on the first day of my ovulation i missed the pills of the night we had sex and the follwing day but that monday (the next day) i caught up is there a possibilty i could be pregnant after being on the pill for 2 years??

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse or skip pills, there is the risk of pregnancy. It is important to “make up” skipped pills. If you normally take your pills on a regular basis, it is probably unlikely that you would ovulate that quickly. However,if your next period does not come when expected, do a pregnancy test. In the meantime, continue to take your pills consistently & correctly.

Q: My fiance’s period is five days late. We took the test and it came back negative, we plan on taking another in the next three days. We use condoms in combination with withdrawal. She has been heavily stressed lately and has been experiencing no symptoms. I was wondering what the chances of pregnancy were?

If you use condoms and withdrawal correctly & consistently, it is unlikely that your parnter is pregnant. Many things can cause changes in a woman’s menstrual cycle. Things like stress, illness, changes in diet, exercise or sleep may cause her periods to come earlier, later, or sometimes, not at all.

What you did is appropriate. Repeat the pregnancy test in 2-3 weeks. If it is still negative, then your partner is not pregnant. Wait for another month. If her period skips another month, consult with her family doctor or ob/gyn doctor.

Q: every time i have sex withy partner my viagina gets lower and some times lips wount close remind you i just gave birth 2 months ago

Giving birth does stretch everything out and a woman’s body does take time to heal. Although it is okay to begin sexual activity 6 to 8 weeks after delivery, the body may take several months to return to it’s pre-pregnancy state.

I’m not sure what you mean by your vagina gets lower. Sometimes a woman may develop a small cystocele after pregnancy. This is when the pelvic muscles relax and the urinary bladder will “hang” down a little in the vagina. Some women describe this as a pressure or “hanging” sensation in their vagina.

Give your body more time to heal. If this becomes worse or you have further concerns, discuss this with your obstetrician.

Q: if you had sex 3-4 prior and then woke up with pink eye is that clamydia or gonorhea?

It is possible to get chlamydia in the eye, however, this is more commonly seen in babies whose mothers were infected with chlamydia at the time of delivery. The bacteria that causes pink eye is not related to chlamydia.

Pink eye is very contagious. If your partner had it, or you were around another person who had it, you probably contracted it from general contact. The infected person touched something, you touched it, then rubbed your eye. Antibiotic eye drops are effective treatment for pink eye. Good and frequent handwashing is also important. Some employers and school disctricts recommend staying at home until the pink eye infection is cleared.

Q: i have a precum leakage without sex and flow alot of precum speciaaly in the morning plz advise me adrugs for this problem.

It is normal for a man to have clear discharge from the penis. Depending on the individual, the discharge may be a “little” or “a lot”. Because men have nocturnal erections and ejaculations during sleep, the discharge may be increased and more noticeable upon wakening. This is usually not cause for concern. There are no medications to prevent this discharge.

If the discharge is yellow or green, or is accompanied by pain with urination, an infection may be present. If so, testing for sexually transmitted infections is recommended.

Family Planning Plus clinics offer free STD screenings for men and women of all ages. Please feel free to schedule an appointment at any of our clinic locations.

Q: I have been pleasuring myself with objects, like pens and pencils. And all of the sudden I didn’t get my period for about 4 months, is there a chance i might have an infection from pens/pecils?

Vaginal infections are more likely to cause pelvic cramping, unusual vaginal discharge and/or unusual vaginal odor. Infections may also cause irregular periods or spotting.

Masturbating with objects, especially if the objects are not clean, may cause vaginal infections. Sharp or pointed objects could also cause damage to the vagina and cervix.

Amenorrhea, or lack of periods, is usually cause by one of two things. First, if you have been having unprotected intercourse, you may be pregnant. Perform a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, then you may have a hormonal imbalance that is causing you to not have a period. Consider scheduling an appointment with an Ob/gyn doctor for an exam and evaluation.

Q: So we have unprotected sex, he is 20% unsure whether he finished outside or maybe at the edge of vagina, there is no proof it ended at the edge. but i’m still worried. i want to take the moring after pill, but i have final exam this week. i am worry about the side affect, and this is my first time with morning-after-pill. i’m so worried. please help. thanks.

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy.

Emergency contraceptives help prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation. When taken as soon as possible (or at least within 24-72 hours) after unprotected intercourse, they can be about 75% to 80% effective at preventing pregnancy.

ECPs are usually well tolerated by most women. Some common side effects can be nausea (this is lessened if taken with either food or an anti-emetic), fatigue, headache, breast tenderness and changes in periods.  

Q: i had unprotected sex and when i went to wipe myself it was his cum on the outside of my vagina and then when i stood up it felt like something was leaking out could i be pregnant

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy.

Emergency contraceptives (ECPs) like Plan B and Plan B OneStep are available for purchase at most pharmacies for women ages 17 and older.  Women under age 17 still require a prescription. When taken within 24-72 hours after unprotected intercourse, ECPs can be about 75% to 80% effective at preventing pregnancy. ECPs help prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation. ECPs do not provide any lasting or long term pregnancy prevention.

If you are not planning a pregnancy, consider abstaining from sex, using condoms, or starting a long term method of birth control, like the pills, patch, vaginal ring or DepoProvera injection. If your next period is more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test.

Q: I’ve been on the same oral contraceptive for a year now. I’m 16, I had sex for the first time about a month ago. Saturday, May 5th, I had sex for the second time and experienced brown discharge afterwards and it hasn’t stopped since then. I don’t know what this is or how I can stop it. I’ve been reading on the internet about breakthrough bleeding due to switching birth control and possible pregnancy. Pregnancy is near impossible considering I’ve been reguarly taking my pills (Apri .30) and he wore a condom.

As long as you have been taking your birth control pills correctly & consistently, you should not need to worry about pregnancy.

Brown discharge is usually indicative of dried, old blood. It is not uncommon for women to have irregular spotting from time to time. Continue taking your pills daily. This should correct itself and go away over the next month.

Q: I have the implanon implant inserted into my arm and it expired over a week ago without me realising! I had unprotected sex twice 7 days after the implants expiration date… Is there a chance I could be pregnant or is it possible that the implant would still be releasing contraceptive hormones? Thanks for your help!

With implants, it is best to error on the side of caution and assume that the Implanon is no longer active past its due date. Yes, theoretically, it could be active past the due date, however, it is unknown whether there is enough active ingredient left to maintain a therapeutic level in your bloodstream.

Another factor is your body. After having the Implanon for the past 3 years, your body has been in a hypoestrogenic (low estrogen) state. It can take weeks to months for your body to return to its own normal state of estrogen-progesterone balance. It is unlikely (but not impossible) that you would ovulate right away.

In the meantime, do not have unprotected intercourse. Abstain from sex or use condoms. If an “oops” happens, remember that you can purchase emergency contraceptives (Plan B) over the counter at many pharmacies. When taken within 24 hours after unprotected intercourse, ECPs are about 75% effective at preventing pregnancy.

Call your doctor or clinic to schedule removal of your implant. If you wish to continue birth control, review the different methods and think about which one would fit into your lifestyle at this time. Write down any questions and take these to your next doctor’s visit.

Q: is it possible for a doctor to tell if a 13 or 14 had sex

It is not possible for a doctor to detect sexual activity from a gynecological exam.

However, if there has been a traumatic event, such as a sexual assault, there may be some visible evidence of forced intercourse, such as bruising, swelling,etc.

Q: im delayed period 2 weeks, but i take shot of depotrust after of my delayed of 2 weeks, what will happen to me. please advised me

If you are using the DepoTrust for birth control, and you are two weeks late for your injection, call your doctor or clinic for instructions. The clinic may perform a pregnancy test before giving you another injection. In the meantime, do not have unprotected intercourse. Either abstain or use condoms until you are able to receive your next injection.

Q: Ok i had sex on the 3rd day of my period and he ejculated in me! What are the chances of me being pregnant? And how long will i know after if i am? Ireally want this baby :(

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy. However, during your period is usually your least fertile time.

Wait until your next period is due. If your period is more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test.

Q: im 19 going on 20 and i want to start using the injection birth control method but im not sure if doctors recommend this method to teens as young as me.

It really depends on the physician and their individual preferences. However, many teens even younger than you are using the Depo-Provera shot, and it is considered a very safe and effective method.

Due to the possibility of bone density loss, we do encourage all of our Depo-users to use a daily calcium and vitamin D supplement. This supplement should contain 1000 mg of calcium and 800 mg of Vitamin D. This is particularly important for teens. 

Before starting the method, be sure to ask your medical provider about potential side effects.

Q: I have been on birth control for 2 months, I only had my period for 3 days. I started back on birth control the same day I had unprotected sex. Am I at risk for pregnancy?

It really depends on the type of birth control method you are using and if you are using it correctly. I will assume that you are using the birth control pill.

If you have been taking a pill every day and have not missed any pills, then pregnancy is highly unlikely. As long as there was no gap of time between pill packs, the pill protects you from pregnancy even when the intercourse occurs on the first day of a new pill pack. However, if you did not open a new pill pack the day after you finished your last placebo or sugar pill (the last pill in your last pack) and there was a gap in time between your last pill pack and your new pill pack, then your risk of pregnancy is higher.

Women using the pill can expect their periods to be lighter and of shorter duration. A three day period is quite normal for pill users. Also, during the first few months of pill use, irregular menstrual bleeding (missed periods, bleeding in between periods, and spotting) is common. If you skip two periods in a row, take a pregnancy test just to be on the safe side. Do not stop taking your pills unless you test positive for pregnancy.

If you are using a different method of birth control, please submit a new question that specifies the type of method you are using.

Q: i have irregular periods, so on april 16th i started bleeding light pink, only saw it when i wiped, then a few days later it was heavier w a small amount of clotts, then for the rest of the time it was light pink , this lasted 7 days, It is now May 8th and yesterday, may 7th i started bleeding again, this time is was very light but more of a bright red and today it is heavier, i am using a tampon, i have no pms, which i usialy do have them….idk what is going on, can you please help….oh i should mention me and my husband have had sex every other day since the first bleeding stopped, we are trying for a baby.

The length of a woman’s menstrual cycle varies from month to month. Several things, like stress, illness, changes in exercise or sleep patterns, can alter cycles, making periods come earlier or later than usual.

There were 23 days between the start of April’s bleeding and the start of May’s bleeding. Normal menstrual cycles can range from having a bleed every 21 days to every 32 days (or anything in between). Keep in mind, that the menstrual cycle begins on the first day of bleeding and is counted until the first day of the next bleed. Having bleeding at a 23 day interval would not be considered abnormal.

Keeping a log of your periods can also assist you in determining your most fertile times. There are many sites online that discuss the use of the “calendar method” to become pregnant. You may also want to discuss this with your ob/gyn doctor.

If you feel that you are having abnormal bleeding, contact your doctor to schedule an appointment for a gynecological exam.

 

Q: if my boyfriend ejaulates in me on the day that iam ovulating but i take the plan b pill what are my chances of getting pregnant

The main way that Plan B works is by delaying ovulation (the monthly release of an egg). Therefore, if the intercourse occurred shortly after you ovulated, Plan B may not work as well for you. However,  Plan B may also interfere with fertilization (the union of sperm and egg) and implantation (when the fertilized egg implants itself into the uterine lining).  According to the manufacturer, the treatment prevents seven of eight pregnancies that otherwise would have occurred, making it about 87% effective.

One of the most common side effects of Plan B use is menstrual irregularity.  Therefore, your next period could be earlier than usual, later than usual, or spotty (meaning you may bleed for a few days, stop, and then bleed some more). However, if you are a week or more late for your period, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat the test every two weeks until you have a normal period or a positive test result.

Plan B should not be used as a regular method of birth control as it is less effective than other methods.  If you are going to continue to have sexual contact, you may want to think about using a regular form of birth control.  If you live near one of our offices, please call us for an appointment to discuss your contraceptive options. If you live further away, contact the Family Planning or Planned Parenthood office closest to you.

Q: Iam not on birth control and my boyfriend ejaculated in me today is may 8 2012 and my last period was April 23 2012 what’s the chances of me getting pregnant

If you have regular 28-day cycles (from the first day of your period to the first day of your next period, the unprotected sex occurred around the time of ovulation. If you do not wish to be pregnant, we would recommend using Plan B.

Plan B One-step is a pill you can take after unprotected sex to reduce the risk of pregnancy. It works best if it is used within the first 24 hours after sex but can be used up to 120 hours (or five days) after unprotected sex with decreased effects after the first three days.  The sooner you use Plan B, the more effective it is.

Plan B works by delaying ovulation (the monthly release of an egg), and possibly by interfering with fertilization (the union of sperm and egg) and implantation (when the fertilized egg implants itself into the uterine lining). If you are already pregnant, it will not terminate the pregnancy. According to the manufacturer, the treatment prevents seven of eight pregnancies that otherwise would have occurred.

If you are 17 or older, you can purchase Plan B at most drug stores without a prescription. You will need to ask the pharmacist for Plan B as it is located behind the counter. You may also need to show ID to prove your age. Plan B is around $50. If you are under 17, you will need a prescription from a doctor. You can also get Plan B from a Family Planning or Planned Parenthood clinic. We offer Plan B at all of our clinics at a reduced cost. Some individuals qualify for free services.

One of the most common side effects of Plan B use is menstrual irregularity.  Therefore, your next period could be earlier than usual, later than usual, or spotty (meaning you may bleed for a few days, stop, and then bleed some more). However, if you are a week or more late for your period, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat the test every two weeks until you have a normal period or a positive test result.

Plan B should not be used as a regular method of birth control as it is less effective than other methods.  If you are going to continue to have sexual contact, you may want to think about using a regular form of birth control.  If you live near one of our offices, please call us for an appointment to discuss your contraceptive options. If you live further away, contact the Family Planning or Planned Parenthood office closest to you.

 

Q: I’m sixteen. I had my first time last Wednesday. So tomorrow will be a week. It was also his first time. We tried the pull out method. We had sex again Friday night, then again Sunday. All unprotected. I’m kinda nervous I might be pregnant. It doesn’t help that I’m paranoid about it. I think every little thing is a symptom. I am completely alone. My parents would be so upset if I told them. The only people that know is my guy friend that had sex with me and my best friend. Any advice on how to just keep a look out for signs? It was about 2 weeks after my period that we had sex. So I should start in a week or so. When should I take a test? I need answers!!! Thank you!

Unfortunately, withdrawal or the pull out method is not considered a reliable method of birth control.  However, it is more effective when it is done correctly.   Of every 100 women whose partners use withdrawal, four will become pregnant each year if the method is done perfectly.  Of every 100 women whose partners use withdrawal, 27 will become pregnant if withdrawal is not always performed correctly.  

Couples who have great self-control, experience, and trust tend to use the pull out method more effectively. The male partner must be able to know exactly when ejaculation is coming and must be able to pull out before any semen is deposited in the vagina.  Generally, younger or less experienced men have a more difficult time predicting the time of ejaculation and have more difficulty pulling out in time. 

However, even if a man pulls out in time, pregnancy is still possible because of pre-seminal fluid (also called pre-ejaculate).  Pre-seminal fluid leaks out of the penis prior to ejaculation.  Sometimes this fluid contains sperm that is left in the urethra from a previous ejaculation.  If a man urinates between ejaculations before having sex again, it will help clear the urethra of sperm and may increase the effectiveness of withdrawal.    

Pregnancy is also possible if semen or pre-ejaculate is spilled on the vulva (the external female genital area that contains the labia or lips, the clitoris, the vagina, and the urethra). Also, withdrawal does not provide protection against sexually transmitted infections.  When used consistently and correctly, condoms can reduce the risk of infection.

You will need to wait until you are a week or more late for your period before you can take a pregnancy test. Use first morning urine for the best results. If it is negative, repeat the test every two weeks until you have a normal period or a positive test result.

Each pregnancy is different and each woman may experience different symptoms or no symptoms at all.  Early pregnancy symptoms include the following: implantation bleeding (many women do not experience this but when it occurs, it consists of spotting and cramping anywhere from 6 to 12 days after conception); delayed or missed period (if bleeding occurs, it is usually lighter than a regular period); swollen and tender breasts (1-2 weeks after conception); fatigue (as early as one week after conception); backaches; headaches; frequent urination (6-8 weeks after conception); and nausea or morning sickness.  Usually, pregnant women first experience nausea anywhere from 2-8 weeks after conception, while others never get nauseous. 

In the meantime, do not continue to have unprotected sex. Either abstain from sexual intercourse or use condoms from start to finish for each and every sexual act. Free and confidential birth control is available at Family Planning and Planned Parenthood offices if you are interested in starting a hormonal method. If you live near one of our offices, please call us for an appointment.

Q: 6 days ago had protected sex but Condom Wasn’t taken off after ejaculation And kept going at it then we stopped checked the condom sperm was spread all over but claims nothing got out to be safe I took next choice two hours later because it was around my ovulating days now I’m a week away before I’m suppose to get my period and Im scared Ii could get pregnant I jus gave birth 7 months ago :(

It was wise to use the morning after pill just in case sperm may have leaked out of the condom after ejaculation. In the future, he should hold on to the base or rim of the condom while withdrawing the penis from the vagina immediately after ejaculation.  He should then use a new condom before resuming intercourse.

Since you used both a condom and the morning after pill, pregnancy is highly unlikely. However, if you are a week or more late for your period, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat the test every two weeks until you have a normal period or a positive test result.

The morning after pill should not be used as a regular method of birth control as it is less effective than other methods.  You may want to try a hormonal method of birth control as they are more effective.  If you live near one of our offices, please call us for an appointment to discuss your contraceptive options. If you live further away, contact the Family Planning or Planned Parenthood office closest to you.

Q: I am on birth control. Since the final set of pills in the package do nothing for me I don’t take them, it’s 7 days. I had sex for 4 days after my menstruating, but I have forgotten to buy the pill and begin my regiment during those 4 days. Is there a chance I could be pregnant because of this 4 day gap? I began to take the birth control again on 5th day. I’m scared because my period is late.

Yes, pregnancy is possible as you may have ovulated when you failed to start your next pack on time. If you are a week or more late for your period, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat the test every two weeks until you have a normal period or a positive test result. Do not stop taking your pills unless you test positive for pregnancy.

Q: I got off the depo shot in Jan. had irregualr periods after that, never the same time each month. I had se 6 days ago, first 5 mins he wore a consom, the condom slipped off so for hte last 3-5 mins there wasnt one, he never did finish (cum) i wouldnt let him. I havent had my period at all this month yet, and since its never the same time each month, i dont know when its suppsed to come, could i be pregnant?

Yes, pregnancy is possible but many women do not start ovulating regularly until six months after stopping the shot. For a few women, it may take up to two years for ovulation and periods to resume on a regular basis. If you are worried about pregnancy, take a pregnancy test approximately five weeks after the unprotected sex. Use first morning urine for the best results. If it is negative, repeat the test every two weeks until you have a normal period or a positive test result.

If condoms don’t seem to be working for you, you may want to consider a different method. If you live near one of our offices, please call us for an appointment. We can talk with you about all of your contraceptive options and help you choose one that best fits your lifestyle. If you live further away, contact the Family Planning or Planned Parenthood office closest to you.

Q: I live in Rhode Island and went to the Planned Parenthood where i live about six months ago to get an abortion. I was sixteen at the time and got a judicial bypass. I am now seventeen. If I was to get another abortion would I have to go to court again?

If you cannot obtain the permission to have an abortion from one of your parents, then, yes, you would need to obtain a judicial bypass again through the courts. You would not need the consent of a parent if you were 18 or older.

Q: I can’t exactly pin point when I ovulated, being that my periods are a little off by a few days or so. Now Is it possible to become pregnant if you have unprotected sex 13- 14 days before your next period? I would think so but I know The ovulation window is pretty small.

Unless you have been charting your cycles (checking your cervical mucus and basal body temperature on a daily basis and recording the results along with your period days on a calendar for several months), there is no way to know for sure when you are ovulating. Generally, women with 28 day cycles ovulate approximately 2 weeks or 14 days prior to their next period. So, yes, pregnancy is definitely possible.

Q: had protected sex, but then slept with each other and our genitals were touching, can she get pregnant from the left over sperm on me?

Pregnancy is highly unlikely in this case. It is even more unlikely if the tip of the penis was not near the vaginal opening and if the semen was already dried at the time.

If you are worried about the slight risk of pregnancy, you and your partner may want to consider using the morning after pill. Plan B One-step is a pill you can take after unprotected sex to reduce the risk of pregnancy. It works best if it is used within the first 24 hours after sex but can be used up to 120 hours (or five days) after unprotected sex with decreased effects after the first three days.  The sooner you use Plan B, the more effective it is.

Plan B works by delaying ovulation (the monthly release of an egg), and possibly by interfering with fertilization (the union of sperm and egg) and implantation (when the fertilized egg implants itself into the uterine lining). If your partner is already pregnant, it will not terminate the pregnancy. According to the manufacturer, the treatment prevents seven of eight pregnancies that otherwise would have occurred.

If you are 17 or older, you can purchase Plan B at most drug stores without a prescription. You will need to ask the pharmacist for Plan B as it is located behind the counter. You may also need to show ID to prove your age. Plan B is around $50. If you and your partner are both under 17, your girlfriend will need a prescription from a doctor. You can also get Plan B from a Family Planning or Planned Parenthood clinic. We offer Plan B at all of our clinics at a reduced cost. Some individuals qualify for free services.

One of the most common side effects of Plan B use is menstrual irregularity.  Therefore, your partner’s next period could be earlier than usual, later than usual, or spotty (meaning you may bleed for a few days, stop, and then bleed some more). However, if she is a week or more late for her period, she should take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, she should repeat the test every two weeks until she have a normal period or a positive test result.

Plan B should not be used as a regular method of birth control as it is less effective than other methods.  If you and your partner are going to continue to have sexual contact, you may want to think about using a hormonal method of birth control.  If you live near one of our offices, please call us for an appointment to discuss your contraceptive options. If you live further away, contact the Family Planning or Planned Parenthood office closest to you.

Q: after completion of period 5th day joined in sex, so any chances to get pregnancy

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy.

Your fertility and the risk of pregnancy will depend on when unprotected sex occurs within the menstrual cycle. During the first part of the cycle, (days 1-10, with day 1 being the first day of your period), the risk of pregnancy is usually lower. During the middle of the menstrual cycle (approximately days 11-14) is when most women will ovulate, therefore, risk of pregnancy is high. The time period after ovulation and until the next bleed (period) is also a time of lower risk.

Keep in mind that many things, like stress, illness, lack of sleep,  can affect a woman’s cycles, making ovulation/ bleeding occur earlier or later than usual.

Q: i had sex with a girl and i used a condum but shes a week late. the condum did slip of a little but i though i was in the clear but now im super stressed out im only 16 but i was wondering if we get the morning after pill and birth control could it stop the pregnancy or should we wait and see if she has her period soon?

If the condom slipped off and sperm spilled in the woman’s vagina, there is a possibility that pregnancy could occur.

Neither the emergency contraceptive (“morning after pill”) nor the regular birth control pills will terminate an already existing pregnancy. Emergency contraceptives help prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation, and are most effective when taken with 24 to 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.

If you and your partner are going to continue to be sexually active, it is a good idea to begin using a reliable method of birth control. Your partner should make an appointment with her doctor or family planning clinic for initiation of the birth control pills. Have your partner discuss the concern of pregnancy with the health care provider; he/she may perform a pregnancy test.

Family Planning Plus clinics offer gynecological exams, birth control, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception for little to no cost, depending on your household size and income. STD screenings are free for men and women of all ages. Please feel free to schedule an appointment at any of our clinic locations.

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4612 Westbranch Highway
Lewisburg, PA 17837
FP: 570-523-3600
WIC: 570-523-6666

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Lewistown, PA 17044
FP: 717-248-0175
WIC: 717-248-5339

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713 Bridge Street, Suite 7
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
FP: 570-372-0637
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Shamokin, PA 17872
FP: 570-648-0582
WIC: 570-648-1521

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Sunbury, PA 17801
WIC: 570-988-1945