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Q: hello ! first and foremost i have been reading former comments and i fimd this website very helpful. my boyfriend ejaculated inside me last night. i have never took bc pills or any contraceptives that reduce chances of pregnancy my question is can i start taking my bc pills today if i had unprotected sex last night. does it decrease my chances since sperm can live upto few days and it will take a week for pills to kick. also i have a normal cycle. i had the unprotected sex 5 days before my period is there still a high chance. thnk you so much !

Start your birth control pills when your provider told you to start them. Taking them as directed now will not help to prevent a pregnancy from an act of intercourse that occurred last night.

Instead, we would recommend that you use Plan B to reduce your risk of pregnancy.

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. Once you start using the pill, be sure to take it at the same time every day for maximum effectiveness.

Q: Hey! I’m 21 years old and I need help. This month will be the second month I havnt had my period. My last period was January 27th 2012. I took billions of pregnancy test and all were negative. I took another one a couple days ago and it was a faint positive. I waited a couple days to take another one it was negative. I dont know what to do. I’ve also noticed that my veins are bulging out everywhere especially on my chest and my areolas keep changeing colors. One mintue there dark then the next there light.I have also notice blue veins all over the palms of my hands. I also have tissue like discharge, sometimes it’s a lot and sometimes it’s very little. Could I be pregnant or have a STD. Please help!!

If you had a faint positive result from a home pregnancy testing kit, you need to make an appointment with your regular medical provider for a more definitive pregnancy test. If you are worried about sexually transmitted infections as well, you can also request STD testing at your appointment. If you don’t have a regular provider and live near one of our offices, please give us a call for an appointment. If you live further away, consult the yellow pages or search online for a provider of your choice.

Q: Me and my boyfriend had protected sex, but the next morning (about 9 hrs later) took plan b. Later that night we had sex again. First we ysed a condom, then decided to try without it. He didnt cum inside me, but could I still be pregnant from any semen left around my vagina or his penis? Also could the plan b pill, taken that morning, prevent me from being pregnant??

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

Plan B helps prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation. According to the literature, it is only good for one event of unprotected intercourse. If other unprotected sexual events occur, it is recommended that Plan B be taken again. However, due to its mechanism of action, frequent use of Plan B may actually increase the chances of pregnancy.

If you & your partner are not planning a pregnancy, consider beginning a long term method of birth control, like the birth control pills, patch, vaginal ring or Depo Provera injection. Condoms, when used correctly & consistently, can be effective at preventing pregnancy.

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

Q: I’ve been on my period for a week now going on two I haven’t had sex since I got on depo and my next shot is next month my normal period is five days please give me a answer will this stop

It can be common to have irregular bleeding while on the DepoProvera injection. This irregular bleeding & spotting can occur at random times, or it can occur monthly. Irregular bleeding & spotting is most common in the beginning of Depo use.

The amount of and frequency of irregular bleeding depends on the individual. As you receive more injections, your bleeding profile should improve. Most women have little to no bleeding after 3 injections.

If your bleeding continues for more than a month, or becomes heavier, contact your doctor or clinic.

Q: I use Nuvaring for birth control, and have been using it as directed since December. Usually my period starts within 2 days of the date I remove the ring each month. This month, for the last few weeks I have been experiencing vaginal dryness that has made me itchy. Then when I removed the Nuvaring on Friday, my period did not start and the dryness problem didn’t go away. I’ve been having some issues with my blood sugar levels, and have been getting hot flashes/night sweats like I did when I was pregnant with my only daughter, who is now 5 months old. We always use condoms, so chances of pregnancy are low, but I am concerned. On wednesday, 5 days after I removed the nuvaring, I was scheduled to have all 4 wisdom teeth removed and was put under for the procedure. I was prescribed percocet and amoxicillin for after care. My period came Thursday, but was light. Today is Friday again, and I have been passing a lot of clots, and despite the pain killers for my mouth, I’ve had stabbing pains in my uterus/cervix. Could I be/have been pregnant, and this surgery and drugs caused an early miscarriage? If I take an over the counter pregnancy test, will it be positive if I am experiencing a miscarriage?

If you have been using the NuvaRing correctly & consistently, it is very unlikely that you became pregnant. You may be experiencing some hormonal changes or fluctuations, especially since you are having hot flashes. It can take several months for your body to return to normal after having a baby. Many things can alter you cycles: stress, surgery, illness, change in diet, exercise or sleep patterns. These can make periods come earlier, later or not at all.

Occasionally, after extended use of pills or the NuvaRing, some women will experience very short and light periods. Some women may skip a month here and there. This is not unusual. Continue using  it as directed, and insert a new one on schedule.

However, if you are feeling like you are pregnant, for peace of mind, do a home pregnancy test.

Q: Hello. I need some help please. I am stressing myself out so much that I believe I am having palpitations. I take birth control and usually do not miss many pills. Occasionally I will take 2 in one day, but usually have my period within 30 days of one another. I had taken my birth control every day, and had sex the week after my ovulation week. My partner and I used a condom and he checked the condom and said it was intact. Normally, I start my period on the 5th placebo pill day. I am on my 2nd day in a new pack of pills and still have no started my period. Yesterday and today, I felt heavy cramping, but I still am not bleeding. True, I am only 3 days late, but it has been 32 days since my last period and I am severely worried. Also the week after we had sex, I skipped some of the 3rd week pills, but doubled up on them and eventually took them all. I also drank very heavy that week I skipped some of the pills. Could skipping the 3rd week of pills and drinking excessive alcohol delay my period as well? I am going to buy a hpt tomorrow, but is it too soon to take? We had sex 2 weeks ago and my period was due a week after we had sex. Any help would greatly be appreciated!

Many things can alter or delay your period. The only way you will have peace of mind is to perform a home pregnancy test. Until you do the pregnancy test, continue taking your birth control pills and try not to miss any. If your test is negative, continue your pills and wait for the placebo pills of your next pack. If you don’t have bleeding with the next pack, contact your doctor or clinic. You may need a change of pills.

Q: I am on be-yaz birth control. 1.) Because my boyfriend and I are sexually active 2.) Because I get extremely emotional & other bad side-effects before I get my period and when I actually have my period. The problem is: I feel like I don’t take my birth control at the same exact time every night. I just pop in the pill whenever I remember during the evening … but sometimes I don’t remember until 12:30 a.m. So this would mean that I have more of a risk of getting pregnant? Correct? Well – Recently – one of my friends told me that she let her boyfriend ejaculate inside her and she is on the pill. She didn’t get pregnant. I looked it up online and I feel as though a lot of girls do this. I didn’t even know that people actually did this unless they wanted a baby, so I was shocked. But then I read on my birth control packet that I “don’t need any other forms of birth control” at certain times during my cycle. But not taking my birth control at the exact same time everyday – makes me unable to be part of this “non-protection” population. Right? ANOTHER QUESTION: This is sort of a follow -up question of the previous question. If I am on the pill (but don’t take it at the exact same time) – and I have my PERIOD – can my boyfriend cum inside me? I really don’t think that we would do this – we would probably both freak out – but if we feel like it is safe, maybe we will try it this upcoming weekend – since we got a hotel room in Boston (a trip I am taking for work) – but it turns out, I will have my period during this trip (so it’s kinda a bummer). WE might try to have sex, if I feel comfortable & not completely grossed out by myself. But to make it a little more interesting for him – maybe if he was able to cum inside me it would be better sex than – nasty period sex. (Sorry this is long, but I would appreciate some feedback!!)

The bottom line: if you take your birth control pills correctly & consistently, at around the same time every day (within 1-2 hours of the same time), then you do not have to worry about pregnancy. 

Taking your pills inconsistently may cause a decrease in their effectiveness. If you miss a pill or take 2 pills in one day, use condoms as a back up method for at least 7 days. Some antibiotics may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. Therefore, use abstinence or condoms during the time you are on the antibiotics and for at least 7 days after completion of the antibiotics.

If you are taking your pills correctly & consistently, and are in a monogamous relationship where you do not have to be concerned about STDs, then your partner  does not need to regularly use a condom. If you or your partner have other/multiple partners, then using condoms would be a good idea to prevent infections.

Q: I had unprotected sex and almost 2 days later i took plan b. well almost a week after taking it we had unprotected sex again. both times he came inside me, what are the chances I could b pregnant?

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy. Plan B helps prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation. So, yes, you could have become pregnant during the second act of unprotected intercourse. Plan B does not provide any extended or long term protection against pregnancy.

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

Q: Hi, my husband is bleeding while intercourse without condom. Whenever we are not using condom he is bleeding. 15 days back we have tried, again he bleed and the pain is still there. is this safe. He is not taking this seriously. so kindly tell me what is it and why this is happening, whether this is safe or not?

Bleeding from the penis during intercourse is not normal. Your partner should call his doctor and schedule an appointment for an exam. The exam should include a urine test for infection, including sexually transmitted infections. The doctor may also order other testing to check for other problems, such as kidney stones.

Q: Can high levels of hsv1/2 inflate the one another in herpes specific type? If so should they be tested individually?

I’m not sure I understand your question.One can be infected with HSV type 1 , HSV type 2, both, or neither. When having HSV blood testing done, it is recommended that the blood be tested for both types of antibodies. One of the reasons to test for both, especially in the presence of genital lesions, is that some people can have a genital outbreak of type 1. Type 1 outbreaks are usually milder and less frequent that type 2 outbreaks.

One type does not necessarily make the other type worse. However, both types of herpes outbreaks can be caused by a decrease in your immune system (stress, illness). So, a person could have an oral and genital outbreak at the same time.

If you have other questions or concerns, contact your doctor or clinic.

Q: I just started the pill over a week ago, i had unprotected sex 3 days after taking to first pill, he didnt cum inside me, can i still become pregnant

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy. You need to have taken at least 7 consecutive days of birth control pills before the protection is effective. Continue taking your pills every day. If your next period does not occur by the 5th day of your placebo week, do a pregnancy test.

Q: on feb16 th i got my period i have regular periodic cycle.then on my fertile days i had sex with my partner then mar ihadall early pregnancy symptoms my period also 7 days late bbut on 6th day night i had unprotected sex next morning i got period why ?baby was aborted?because when i had sex that time time i got unusual slight pain in my lower abdomen

It is unlikely that you were pregnant. The same symptoms that are common in early pregnancy are also common during the pre-menstrual time. Many things can alter your period. Things like stress, illness, hormone fluctuations and changes in diet, exercise or sleep can all make periods come a little earlier or later than usual.

 

Q: I missed four birth control pills and began spotting, I had unprotected sex during this time and I my period is 3 days late, Am I pregnant?

If you miss pills, it will cause a decrease in the effectiveness of your birth control. If your period does not occur by the last day of your placebo pills, do a pregnancy test.

Q: i have had sex many times with this guy then 2 months ago i went on the pill and a week ago we had sex for the first time since i have been on it since were in college we dont see each other muchh.. but after we had sex this time i went to the bathroom and saw that i was bleeding a tinyyy bit.. this was on sunday and its now wednesday and accordint to my birth contol im supposed to get my period today. but on sunday when it had that tiny bleeding it has been super super light like theres hardly any but it was like that on monday and tuesday and still today with a tinyyyyyy bit of bleeding but not much at all and i have reaaallyy bad cramps. i have neeverr bled before from sex so im worried as to why i am now. could it just be my period coming a couple days sooner even tho i am on the pill but why is it this light. theres almost nothing.. but theres still a little blood? im confused and worried! i dont know if the birth control is just making my period now this light!? or if just being on birth control is the reason i bled this time!? idkk if this is just spotting which is a common side effect of birth control and that it could be a coincidence that it started right after i had sex or what exactly!?

As long as you are taking your birth control pills correctly & consistently, the likelihood of becoming pregnant is very low. It can take your body 1 to 4 months to become adjusted to being on the pills. During this time, you may experience some irregular spotting. This should go away as you remain on the pill.

One of the benefits of taking the birth control pills is that it shortens and lightens your period. Yes, bleeding may be very, very light. It may last 1 to 7 days. Bleeding may vary from month to month. Any bleeding/spotting during your hormone free pill days (placebos) is considered a period. Most birth control pills should also decrease the severity of cramping.

If your lack of bleeding concerns you, or your cramping is not improved on the pill, consult with your doctor. You may need a pill change to bring about the results you want.

Q: missed my petgen shot,been having unprotected sex because my husband and i want a baby .but havent gotten my period yet how long must we wait b4 we pregnant

After discontinuing any injectable birth control, it may take 1 to 12 months for your periods to return on a regular monthly basis. Infrequently, it can take up to 2 years for periods to return on a regular basis.

Until periods are regular, ovulation may not be regular. On average, most couples take about 9 months of regular unprotected intercourse before pregnancy occurs.

Q: I recently had sex with a guy and he did use a condom but the condom came off in my vagina and was in there for two days do I have a high risk of getting preganant??

Yes, there is the risk of pregnancy and of vaginal infection. If your next period is more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test. If you begin having symptoms of a vaginal infection (usual discharge, odor, itching), schedule an appointment for an infection check.

Q: My boyfriend and I have had sex for about a week. Everyday, sometimes multiple times a day. I am not on the pill, and the only method we used was the pull out method. I took Next Choice the first day we had sex, because we were scared of the failure rate. We contined the pull out method though, days after. We had done it multiple times a day also without him urinating in between intercourse. It has been, like I said, a week now and today I have a bad pain on my right ovary, and I have a dark brown blood discharge. What is wrong, and could I be pregnant?

Yes, you could be pregnant. The Next Choice does not offer protection for multiple sex acts and does not offer protection for any extended period of time. It is not a long term method of birth control. If your next period is more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test.

If your discomfort continues, becomes worse, or is accompanied by fever, vomiting or diahrrea, go to your local emergency room for evaluation.

Q: I am taking the birth control, introvale, which is supposed to make it so I only have my period four times a year. I started taking it the first month right when my period ended, and am now in the second month, last week I started spotting and am now having a pretty regular flow. Why am I on my period?

It can take 6 to 9 months for your body to become adjusted to this regimen of having bleeding only 4 times a year. Additionally, a common side effect can be irregular spotting and bleeding at any time during its use. Due to hormonal fluctuations that occur naturally in our bodies, irregular spotting may occasionally occur. Continue to take your pills every day, and this will get better.

Q: why is it when i wash my vagina with soap it feels slimmy

The vagina and cervix do produce mucus that cause vaginal secretions. This vaginal discharge is normal. It helps to maintain the vaginal pH balance and helps to sweep unwanted bacteria out of the vagina. Some women may produce more secretions than others. The amount of discharge can depend on hormones, and will vary throughout the monthly menstrual cycle. As long as the discharge is clear or white and does not have a foul odor, you do not need to be concerned.

Q: i missed my period near by one month. I have un protected sex in last month. but my pregnency(urin) test is negetive. If ther is any scope for pregnency

The other way to test for pregnancy is by having a blood test. You would need to contact your doctor for an order for this. The blood is drawn at a lab/hospital lab and measures the amount (if any) of pregnancy hormone in your blood.

If your period does not occur next month, contact your doctor for a check up.

Q: If both partners have herpes can she get pregnant? Can you get pregnant on the day your period ended? And does a man smoking prevent you from getting pregnant?

Herpes does not affect fertility for either men or women.

Yes, depending on the length of your menstrual cycles, it is possible to become pregnant on the day your period ended. However, if you have a normal 28 day cycle, this would be a less fertile time of the month.

Smoking (cigarettes or anything else) does not affect fertility. Smoking does not decrease a man’s fertility, and does not decrease the chance that pregnancy will occur.

 

Q: My BF and i were having sex, but he lost his’yuo know’ and he was embarrassed as hell. I t’s been a month, but he won’t have sex with me anymore.Is there something wrong with him or me, should we look further into it?Help us!!!

If your partner is unable to maintain an erection, the first thing he should do is schedule an appointment with his primary care doctor for a physical exam. Some medical problems, like high blood pressure and diabetes, can cause this problem. Frequent use of drugs (legal and illegal) and alcohol can cause inability to have or maintain an erection.

I understand this is a very embarrassing problem for men. However, discussing this health concern with his doctor could uncover a more serious problem.

Q: since march 3,2012 my boyfriend has nutted inside me till today3/14/12 can i get pregnant?

If you are having 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.

Q: My boyfriend and I have had unprotected sex the last few times we’ve been together. However each time we have used the pull out method. I was supposed to start my period on the 3rd, and it is not the 12th. Is there any possible way I could be pregnant? I took a test two days after my missed period, but it was negative. Was that too early to tell?

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy. Yes, you could be pregnant. Wait another week. If your period still has not started, repeat the pregnancy test. If it continues to be negative, you may be skipping a period.

You may want to make an appointment with a gynecologist to discuss your menstrual history, and to discuss beginning a long term method of birth control.

Q: I just found out I have chlymidia and before I found out I had been using a sex toy. can I use that sex toy or no?

Sex toys are okay to use, as long as they are properly cleaned. Do not share the sex toy until the infection has been adequately treated. Both you and your sex partner(s) require treatment for chlamydia.

Most sex toys are made of silicone, which is very easy to clean. These toys can be cleaned with an antibacterial soap and hot water. Allow them to air dry. If your sex toy is made out of rubber or latex, clean it the same way, but be sure to rinse well and allow to air day. If you are unsure, check the manufacturer’s directions for proper cleaning and storage.

Q: I had protected sex with my boyfriend, and the condom did not break. He pulled out before he came, but there was come on me. Was it just me? Could I get pregnant?

As long as the condom wasn’t broken or leaking, you should be okay. A woman’s body does produce secretions/lubrication during sexual activity. This could have been the wetness that you felt.

Q: Can you get pregnant if your bf Comes inside of you 5 times inside you in a week

Yes, anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy. Additionally, the more frequently you have unprotected sex, the more likely it is that you will become pregnant.

Q: can my girl get pregnant if i use the pullout method and wash my penis and have sex again?

Yes, pre-ejaculatory fluid can contain some sperm, which could result in pregnancy.

Q: if i had unprotectes sex on friday will plan b pill protect me till monday?

No. Plan B does not provide any lasting or long term protection.

Q: 6 years ago a cheating bf infected me with 2 stds…. now im 6 weeks pregnant and ive never told my partner! my first doctor’s appointment in at the end of this month! is this information i absolutely have to tell my doctor?? i just don’t want my husband to find out!!

As long as you were treated for the past infections, there is no reason to tell your doctor or your husband. When you have your first prenatal visit, the doctor will do a pap test, testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, and a pelvic exam. As stated previously, if you were adequately treated for the past infections, the testing would be negative (as long as you have not been recently infected).

Q: i was off birth control for a month then took 3 days worth of it and had unprotected sex, i took plan b but i forgot until four days after not three like it instructs, could i be pregnant?

Yes, you could have become pregnancy. Wait for your next period. If it is more than 1 week late, do a pregnancy test. You must take birth control pills every day in order for them to be effective.

Consider beginning another form of birth control that does not require you to remember it on a daily basis. Call your doctor or clinic to discuss your options.

Q: i have been off the nuristerate shot for 8 months and have my periods every month, when should i start trying to conceive?

You should be able to start attempting pregnancy any time. If you are having monthly periods, you should be ovulating. Have unprotected intercourse and wait for pregnancy to happen.

Q: who got the std me or her? how can i find out?

It is impossible to really know who an STD came from or how long you’ve had it. What’s important is finding the infection and having it treated.

STD screening involves giving a urine sample. The urine is tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea. A blood sample is taken, this is tested for HIV and syphilis. If anything is positive, the clinic will give you medication.

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 had unprotected sex the day after i got off my period and i bled after having sex can i get pregnant because of this?

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

If you have an average 28 day menstrual cycle, towards the end of your period should be a less fertile time.

Q: i have a clear discharge after safe sex, is this normal?

Yes, clear to white discharge is normal. If your discharge was green, yellow or gray, and/or had a foul odor, you would want to get checked out.

Q: ive been on birth control for a month and my period ended last sunday, so i started taking my pill again on monday. If i just had unprotected sex last night is there a chance i could be pregnant?

As long as you started a new pack of pills on time, you should be protected. Even if your bleeding continues beyond the 7 days of sugar pills, it is important to begin a new pack on time. Continue taking your pills every day.

Q: I am on the depo shot but I had unprotected sex….what are the chances I could be pregnate?

As long as you have been receiving your injections regularly, you are protected. The DepoProvera injections are 99.9% effective.

Q: If I had unprotected sex one week before my missed period and I took a test and it came back positive that I was pregnant could i take the plan B pill?

No. Plan B is to help prevent a pregnancy. It is to be taken within 24 hours after unprotected intercourse. It helps prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation. Plan B does NOT cause a termination, nor does it harm an existing pregnancy.

If you are seeking a termination, you would need to call a local clinic. Clinics closest to our area are in Harrisburg or Allentown. If you plan to continue the pregnancy, contact an ob/gyn doctor to schedule an appointment for prenatal care. If you do not want to terminate but are not ready to be a parent, consider adoption. Please call one of our offices for more information about options.

Q: can i get pregnant if im not on birth control and he canr inside but it lrakrd out?

Yes. By time you flush out the semen, sperm have already started their journey up into the uterus.

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

Q: If the alleged biological father performs oral sex on a different woman before a swab paternity test, will it affect the test results?

No, it will not affect paternity testing. Most paternity tests are done on the blood of the child after the child is born. Depending on the lab and the state you live in, testing will vary.

Testing can be done on the infant through blood draw, cheek swab or cord blood obtained at birth.

Prior to the birth, an aminiocentesis or chronic villi sampling can establish paternity. However, it is unlikely that these invasive tests would be done unless there is a problem with the pregnancy.

For more information, you may want to contact your state’s website on paternity or contact an attorney who deals with this type of law.

Q: I had unprotected sex five days ago, and on the fifth day my menstrual came on…im cramping but menstrual is is dark and only fistful of blood am i pregnant?

Pregnancy is a possibility since you had unprotected sex, but the type of bleeding that you experienced is not typical of women who are in the very early stages of pregnancy. Implantation bleeding can occur anywhere from 6-12 days after possible conception, but not every one has implantation bleeding. When they do, it generally consists of light pink or brown spotting that lasts a few hours or a few days.

If your period only lasted one day and was very light, wait a few weeks and then take a pregnancy test. If it is negative and you miss your next period by a week or more, repeat the pregnancy test. In the meantime, if you re not planning a pregnancy, do not continue to have unprotected sex. Either abstain from sex or use condoms from start to finish for each sex act.

Q: Am 4weeks pregnant, and not ready to have a baby. what can I take or do.?

If you are already pregnant, the morning after pill will not work for you. There is such a thing as a medical abortion, however. A medical abortion is a non-surgical procedure that uses various medications to end an established pregnancy. It can be performed in a doctor’s office or at home.

The decision to have an abortion is not an easy one.  Many important factors need to be taken into consideration…your health, your emotional and financial situation, your religious convictions, your personal beliefs, just to name a few.  Only you can decide what is best in your case. Furthermore, a decision must be reached rather quickly.  If you intend to continue your pregnancy, you ought to see a health care provider as soon as possible for prenatal care.  If you decide to terminate your pregnancy, you ought to do so as early as possible in your pregnancy.  Early abortion procedures are medically safer than are later procedures.  Before terminating your pregnancy, you must explore your feelings to be sure that it is the right decision for you.  If you are confused, talking things over with your partner, a parent, a relative, or a friend can help.  You can also discuss options with your health care provider; he or she will be able to answer questions about pregnancy and abortion.

If you’re trying to decide if abortion is the right option for you, you may find it helpful to list the advantages and disadvantages of having an abortion. Think about what advantages or disadvantages are most important to you. Consider how you feel and what you think about abortion, what you want for your life and for your family or future family.

If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, visit one or more of the following sites:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical-abortion/MY00819

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/abortion/abortion-pill-medication-abortion-4354.asp

http://www.prochoice.org/about_abortion/facts/medical_abortion.html

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/unplannedpregnancy/medicalabortions.html

Our agency does not perform medical or surgical abortions. However, there are many providers who do. Consult the yellow pages or search online for the abortion clinic that is closest to you.

Q: I had unprotected sex during ovulation, got my period a week early and it seemed to be normal at first but after the first day it became very light for what I’m used to. Could that be a sign that I’m pregnant? my periods are always very heavy for a week straight but it was not super heavy the first day, just moderately heavy and now after day 3 it’s almost gone.

If you had a moderately heavy flow on the first day of your period, pregnancy is unlikely. You may find that your period starts up again. However, if it doesn’t and you miss your next period, take a pregnancy test just in case.

If you are not planning a pregnancy, please don’t continue to have unprotected sex. Either abstain from sexual intercourse or use condoms from start to finish for each sex act. If you are interested in starting a hormonal method of birth control and you live near one of our offices, please give us a call for an appointment. If you live further away, contact the Family Planning or Planned Parenthood office closest to you.

If you are planning a pregnancy, here are some steps you can take to help ensure a positive pregnancy outcome:

  • Schedule a pre-pregnancy appointment with your doctor.  Let your doctor know you are planning a pregnancy.  Your doctor will review your family health history, be sure you have the proper immunizations, review your medications, schedule any needed tests, and discuss your present health behaviors/lifestyle and recommend changes.
  • Begin taking a daily multivitamin with 400 mcg of folic acid ( a B vitamin that prevents birth defects of the brain and spine).
  • Quit smoking and avoid second-hand smoke.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages.
  • Don’t use street drugs, and check with a doctor before using prescription or over-the-counter medications (some medications are not safe to use during pregnancy).
  • Eat healthfully and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Be sure to get regular preventive medical care.
  • Reduce the amount of stress in your life (if possible).
  • Get regular exercise.  Walking, swimming, stretching, and housework are all good exercise choices before and during pregnancy.

Good luck!

Q: My hubby and i have been use a condom ever since i had my mirena taken out, but last night we had got done having sex and went out side to smoke. we got in the mood again and he put it in for 3 sec and then we freaked out and he pulled out and I ran in and showered and 3 times today. could i get pregnant from any cum that was left on him ? or are we freaking out over nothing?

Pregnancy is possible but unlikely. If you are a week or more late for your next 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.

You may want to talk with your medical provider about other contraceptive options that may be available to you.

Q: i had an unprotected sex during my ovulation period but dont want to get pregnant. need help

Hopefully, you took the morning after pill after the unprotected sex. Plan B One-Step is a pill you can take up to five days after unprotected sex to reduce your risk of pregnancy. The sooner you take it after sex, 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 need a prescription from a doctor. You can also get Plan B from a Family Planning or Planned Parenthood clinic for free or at a reduced cost. We offer Plan B at all of our clinics.

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).

If you are a week or more late for your next peiod, 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 intercourse, please use condoms or consider using another form of birth control.  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 was on the pill for five days then had unprotected sex, could I be pregnant?

If you started the pill during your period, pregnancy is unlikely. However, if you started the pill mid-cycle, pregnancy is possible. You should either abstain from sexual intercourse or use a back-up method (like condoms) for the first seven days of your first pill pack.

Since you just started the pill, you may experience some menstrual irregularities including a missed period or spotting/bleeding in between periods. You can also expect your periods to be lighter and shorter than they normally are. If you don’t have any bleeding during your placebo pills (the last week of your pills), take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, keep taking your pills in your next pack. Please be sure to take your pills at the same time everyday. If you skip another period, take another pregnancy test. Do not stop taking your pills unless you test positive for pregnancy.

Q: i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend, he wasn’t even close to cumming and i made him pull out, im 2 days late on my period, i’ve been stressed about it. could i be pregnant?

Yes, pregnancy is 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.  

However, your late period may be due to stress instead. Wait one more week, and then 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.

In the meantime, do not have any more unprotected sex. Either abstain from sexual intercourse or use condoms from start to finish for each act of sexual intercourse.

If you plan to continue to have sex, you may want to consider starting a hormonal method of birth control. 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 is best for you. If you live further away, contact the Family Planning or Planned Parenthood office closest to you.

Q: If a man possibly has chlamydia, and has unprotected sex for literally 5 seconds, and then put on a condom to continue the sex, what are the chances that chlamydia transfers to the woman?

It is impossible to give you a percentage regarding the risk of transmission. However, transmission is possible. The woman should be tested for chlamydia. If she lives near one of our offices, she should call one of our offices for a free and confidential STD screening appointment. If she lives further away, she should contact the STD clinic or Family Planning/Planned Parenthood office nearest her.

Q: it’s been a week since my fiance came inside me… now my stomach is in pain… and i can’t take birth control… could i be pregnant…. ? Also.. i don’t really keep track of my period that well… could this have something to do with it?

If you are in pain, you need to seek medical help. Pregnancy is always a possibility when you have unprotected sex, but pregnancy symptoms do not generally occur this early. If the pain you are experiencing is lower abdominal pain, it may be an indication that your period is about to start. It may also be pain associated with your gastrointestinal tract. The only way to know for sure is to consult a physician. Contact the medical provider of your choice and make an appointment.

Q: I had sex the first day and the last day of ovulation which was Febuary 19th and 26th…my period was due March 9th so I told a pregnancy test of March 12 and it was negative. I’m now 7days late on me period, could I see be pregnant?

Ovulation is the monthly release of an egg from the ovary. The egg is released into the fallopian tube where it remains for a 12-24 hour period to await possible fertilization by a sperm. If an egg is not fertilized, it disintegrates and is absorbed into the uterine lining. If sexual intercourse occurs several days before, during or hours after ovulation, pregnancy is possible. So, yes, you could possibly be pregnancy.

Take another pregnancy test two weeks after the first test you took.  If it is negative, repeat the test every two weeks until you have a normal period or a positive test result.

If you do not wish to be pregnant, do not continue to have unprotected sex. Either abstain from sexual intercourse or use a method of birth control. 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 is best for you. If you live further away, contact your regular medical provider or the Family Planning/Planned Parenthood office nearest you.

If you are attempting pregnancy, follow these recommendations to help ensure a positive pregnancy outcome.

  • Schedule a pre-pregnancy appointment with your doctor.  Let your doctor know you are planning a pregnancy.  Your doctor will review your family health history, be sure you have the proper immunizations, review your medications, schedule any needed tests, and discuss your present health behaviors/lifestyle and recommend changes.
  • Begin taking a daily multivitamin with 400 mcg of folic acid ( a B vitamin that prevents birth defects of the brain and spine).
  • Quit smoking and avoid second-hand smoke.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages.
  • Do not use street drugs, and check with a doctor before using prescription or over-the-counter medications (some medications are not safe to use during pregnancy).
  • Eat healthfully and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Be sure to get regular preventive medical care.
  • Reduce the amount of stress in your life (if possible).
  • Get regular exercise.  Walking, swimming, stretching, and housework are all good exercise choices before and during pregnancy.

Good luck!

Q: I took plan b on feb 16 because there might have been a problem with the condom on the 14th. my period on feb was on the 5-10. I had spotting feb 24th-27/28, the doctor said plan b might have reset my cycle, since my original date is the 5th. I took a pregnancy test at the doctor with first morning urine on march 7th or 8th (2-3 days late) it was negative, then took a home pregnancy test on march 14th and it was negative. Yesterday I had a brown spot in the morning, then at night i noticed clear discharge with a bit of bright blood, when i wiped at night i had clear discharge with very light pink blood on it. I haven’t had pregnancy symptoms, my cycle might have been reset which means it should start this weekend around the time of the spotting or maybe skipped and wont start until april 5th which is my original cycle date. Could I be pregnant and not show up on the urine tests? Could the spotting or the clear discharge with blood be a sign of an STI? Also ive had more discharge than normal, it sometimes feel like I peed myself a bit or got my period, is that a sign of pregnancy or my cycle adjusting due to plan b? Thanks for your answer and time :)

Your irregular cycle and spotting are most likely due to taking Plan B. Wait two more weeks and then take another pregnancy test just to be sure, but pregnancy is unlikely in your case. If you are worried about sexually transmitted infections, contact your doctor for a screening appointment. If you are uncomfortable going to your own doctor for STD screening, contact a nearby STD clinic or a Family Planning or Planned Parenthood office.

Condoms work best when they are used correctly and consistently. Here are some tips for correct condom use.

  • Always check the expiration date to be sure it is not expired prior to use.
  • Condoms should be stored at room temperature in a sharps free environment.
  • Never use an oil-based lubricant with a latex condom. If you need additional lubricant, use a water-based type like KY Jelly or Astroglide.
  • Pinch the tip of the condom between the thumb and forefinger while rolling it onto the erect penis to ensure that there is no air pocket in the tip of the condom.
  • Smooth out the sides of the condom once it has been rolled on to ensure there are no air pockets in the sides of the condom.
  • Hold onto the rim or base of the condom while removing the penis from the vagina to prevent it from slipping off inside the vagina during removal.
  • Do not have any penis-vagina contact without a condom.

You and your partner may want to consider a hormonal method of birth control since they are a little more effective. If you live near our service area, please contact one of our offices for an appointment. If you live further away, contact your regular doctor or call the Family Planning or Planned Parenthood office closest to you.

Q: I had sex about 9 days after the start of my last period. I used a condom, which had not expired and had no damage to the package as far as I could tell. As far as I know, it did not break and I didn’t notice any leakage. I also took Plan B just because I freaked out 2 days after (so that was about 57 hours after) because I have really bad anxiety and I just didn’t know what to do. I am not due for my period for like another 13 days, but I am just wondering IF he had leaked into me, how likely would it be that I’m pregnant? Is it likely? I don’t use pills or any other birth control (other than condoms) because I don’t have sex frequently. Thanks.

From one act of unprotected sex, you have about an 8% risk of pregnancy. If the intercourse occurred around ovulation time, the risk would be higher.  If you regularly ovulate mid-cycle and you have 28-day cycles, you would have ovulated approximately 14 days after the beginning of your period. I wouldn’t stress out too much. You used a condom and it sounds as if the condom did not break or leak during use and you also used Plan B to further reduce your risk. If you are a week or more late for your next period, take a pregnancy test. However, pregnancy is highly unlikely in your case.

Just remember that Plan B should not be used habitually as a regular method of birth control as it is less effective than other methods.  If you are going to continue to have sexual intercourse, you may want to think about using a hormonal form of birth control as they are more effective.  If you live near one of our offices, please call us for an appointment. We can talk with you about your contracepive options and help you choose one that best fits your lifestyle. If you live further away, contact the Family Planning or Planned Parenthood closest to you.

Q: What happen if your 13weeks and still wear nuvaring?

If you mean you are 13 weeks pregnant, then you should immediately remove the NuvaRing. Hormonal methods should not be used during pregnancy.

If you are worried about whether or not the NuvaRing will cause birth defects. Studies do not show an increased risk of birth defects in babies whose mothers used hormones during early pregnancy. 

If you are pregnant, follow these recommendations to help ensure a healthy pregnancy outcome:

  • Schedule a prenatal appointment with a medical provider of your choice as soon as possible and be sure to receive regular prenatal care.
  • Begin taking a daily multivitamin with 400 mcg of folic acid ( a B vitamin that prevents birth defects of the brain and spine).
  • Quit smoking and avoid second-hand smoke.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages.
  • Do not use street drugs, and check with a doctor before using prescription or over-the-counter medications (some medications are not safe to use during pregnancy).
  • Eat healthfully and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Reduce the amount of stress in your life (if possible).
  • Get regular exercise.  Walking, swimming, stretching, and housework are all good exercise choices before and during pregnancy.

If you mean that you’ve had your NuvaRing in for 13 weeks, please realize that the contraceptive effects of NuvaRing work for four weeks only. Remove the NuvaRing right away. If you have not had a period during this time, take a pregnancy test. Contact the provider who prescribed your NuvaRing for further instruction about restarting the method.

Q: i went off the pill 5 months ago-18 october. i got my first period after that on about 13 feb. it was a normal period(flow and length) then 5 days after my period ended i had unprotected sex.my boyfriend says he doesnt precum but how does he know? he pulled out but quite a bit of cum got onto my whole vaginal opening and that area a couple of minutes after. now i got my “period” on the night of the 19th march and it is abnormally light and only brown. i wear a pad everyday but there is never anything on it only when i wipe. not normal for me. i havnt had the best diet-no fruit or veg or meat. due to there not being easily available where i work. what could the reasons be? i have the swollen breasts but thats normal with my period but they not sore. the only other differences is that i have been suffering alot with bloating and constipation and been tired alot.

Take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat the test every two weeks until you either have a normal period or a positive test result.

Just in case you are pregnant, be sure to take the following precautions:

  • Begin taking a daily multivitamin with 400 mcg of folic acid ( a B vitamin that prevents birth defects of the brain and spine).
  • Quit smoking and avoid second-hand smoke.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages.
  • Stop using street drugs, and check with a doctor before using prescription or over-the-counter medications (some medications are not safe to use during pregnancy).
  • Eat healthfully and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Be sure to get regular preventive medical care.
  • Reduce the amount of stress in your life (if possible).
  • Get regular exercise.  Walking, swimming, stretching, and housework are all good exercise choices before and during pregnancy.

In case you are not pregnant and do not want to be pregnant, please  do not continue to have unprotected sex. Either abstain from sexual intercourse or use condoms from start to finish for each sexual act. Contact the medical provider who prescribed your pill and explain that you are having irregular menstral cycles. They may want to examine you  to determine the cause. You can also discuss your contraceptive options and start a new method at that time. Good luck!

Q: I had unprotected sex and the guy said he cummed in me the next day I went to get my depo shot that was overdue by almost two weeks, could i be pregnant??

Yes, pregnancy is possible. Wait 4-5 weeks, and then take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat the test in two weeks just to be sure.

Q: If I get the birth control shot from my doctor, does that mean my boyfriend can cum in me and I won’t get pregnant?

Yes, most people who are on hormonal methods of birth control have unprotected sex (sex without a condom). Hormonal methods (including the shot) prevent pregnancy by suppressing ovulation (the monthly release of an egg). If a woman doesn’t ovulate, there is no egg for the sperm to meet. Unfortunately, no birth control method is 100% effective. However, the Depo-Provera shot is over 99% effective as long as you get your shots every 10-13 weeks.

Just remember that hormonal methods do not provide any protection against sexually transmitted infections. To reduce your risk of STIs, use condoms in addition to the shot.

Q: I’ve been on depo for 2 weeks and my boyfriend ejaculated in me may i become pregnant?

You would have been protected by the shot at the time of the intercourse. However, Depo is not 100% effective so there is always a slight risk of pregnancy (less than 1%).

 

Q: I havebeen on the pill for 3 years and I had unprotected sex last weekend and he ejaculated inside of me. I was on my 14th pill in the pack and had not missed any. Is it possible that I could be pregnant?

Since you have been taking your pills every day and have not missed any pills, pregnancy is highly unlikely. Unfortunately, there is always a slight risk of pregnancy (about 1% or less) even when you take your pills perfectly (at the same time every day). Keep taking your pills as directed. If you don’t have any bleeding during your placebo pills, take a pregnancy test. Do not stop taking your pills unless you test positive for pregnancy.

Q: My boyfriend ejaculated inside me the 2nd(March 2) day of my fertility day, and we still had sex the next day. March 5 is my ovulation then on the 7 we did it again i woke up the next day to a light flow. What can this mean??

You may be having either irregular bleeding or your period came early. Many things can cause changes in your menstrual cycle. Stress, illness, hormonal fluctuations, and changes in diet, exercise or sleep can alter the timing of your periods. They may come earlier or later than usual.

If the bleeding persists for more than a couple weeks, you may have a vaginal infection. Consider scheduling an appointment with your doctor for an infection check.

Q: my girlfriens has been on the pill for nearly three months and we had unprotected sex are we safe?

As long as she has been taking her pills around the same time each day and as long as she hasn’t missed any pills, pregnancy is highly unlikely. When used perfectly, the pill is 99% effective. The pill does not provide any protection against sexually transmitted infections. To reduce your risk of STIs, we recommend that you use condoms in addition to the pill.

Q: i am irregular and my boyfriend and i had unprotected sex. i took plan b and 4 days later i started bleeding. It went on for about 4 days and on the 4th day we had intercourse again but we used a condom, during the process the condom broke but he isn’t sure if he pulled out in time. It has been 3 weeks and i have been tired and feeling sick. I took a pregnancy test a few days ago and it read negative, but like i said i am irregular. Can i be pregnant?

Anytime you have unprotected intercourse, there is the risk of pregnancy. Taking Plan B after unprotected intercourse is effective. Plan B helps prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation. Therefore, depending on the timing of your menstrual cycle, pregnancy could have occurred during the second unprotected incident (when the condom broke).

Wait another week or two. If your period still has not occurred, do a pregnancy test.

Q: My boyfriend and I had protected sex last week on 3/14/2012. I have been on the Pill for a month now and we used a condom. We had never had sex before, so I lost my virginity that day. I was taking the placebo pills in my first birth control pack at the time and I started my period the next day on 3/15. What are the chances that I am pregnant?

Since you were using both the birth control pill and a condom and since you already started your period, I’d say your risk of pregnancy is almost 0%. Just remember to open a new pack of pills the day after you take your last placebo pill.

Q: Can I get pregnant if I’m using the patch and my bf is not using a condom?

If you are using your birth control patches correctly & consistently, then you are protected. Your partner does not have to use a condom. However, if you feel more comfortable using condoms as a back up method, that’s okay.

Q: Is it possible for one partner to have an std and the other not if we have been having sex for 6 months?

Yes. A person may be exposed to an infection but not become infected. It depends on the individual’s immune system, amount of exposure, and gender. Women are more likely to be infected by men than men are by women.

Another possibility is that a women’s test may be positive but her partner’s test is negative. One theory is that men flush out some of the infective bacteria during urination. It is suggested that STD testing be done on the first urine of the morning (almost impossible to do if you have to wait for the office to open).

The CDC recommends treating both partners even if only 1 positive result is obtained.

Q: Q: My boyfriend and i have 5years and 7months together ,,he cheated on me several times i forgave him because i love him,,we decided to move together but i never forget what he did to me,, i respect him i never cheat on him because of him i don’t have friends, every people that want to be my friends i take myself away from them the problem is when i keep thinking about what he’ve done to me, i get mad and we keep arguing all the time,,today me and him had a fight i told him i’m going to leave the house because i don’t want to be with him no more it’s time for me to move on we have 5 years and 7 months together we don’t do nothing good only fighting he don’t aks me to marry him or anything i think he’s using me he pushed me to the room he forced me to have sex with him he spilled inside of me he never did that before i don’t know why he did that for ,, but i wish to not have kids with him and i really want to move on, he told me i can’t leave him , Do you think i can get pregnant by him? please say no because i really don’t want to have his baby

First of all, no one has the right to force anyone to have sex. That is called rape, regardless of whether or not you are in a relationship with that person. You have every right to press charges. If you wish to do so, you can contact the local police or your local women’s shelter who will provide you with an advocate to help you through this difficult time (both emotionally and legally).

Secondly, it sounds as if you have been abused for a while now – maybe not physically, but emotionally. Abusers often try to isolate their victims by cutting them off from friends and family. I think you have made a good decision to leave. Whether or not you decide to press charges for the sexual assault, I would recommend that you contact your local domestic violence agency for support. Their services are free and they can provide you with a safe place to stay if you don’t have anywhere else to go. To find the

If it has been less than five days since the unwanted sexual incident occurred, you can take the morning after pill to reduce your risk of pregnancy.

Plan B One-Step is a pill you can use after unprotected sex. 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) with decreased contraceptive effects after the third day.  The sooner you use Plan B, the more effective it is. According to the manufacturer, the treatment prevents seven of eight pregnancies that otherwise would have occurred.

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.

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 for free or at a reduced cost. We offer Plan B at all of our clinics.

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).  

If you miss your next period by one week or more, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat the test every two weeks until you either have a normal period or a positive test result.

I hope you will make the decision to leave this relationship and get help as soon as possible.

Q: I took a few birth control pills late is that going to delay my period?

Taking pills late should not delay your period. However, it may cause your period to be earlier than usual. You may also experience some irregular spotting or bleeding due to this.

Q: i know my girlfriend allowed her previous partners to ejaculate inside her and she doesn’t get pregnant. Since I’ve known her, her belly inflates every now and then and she bleed from her vagina daily. She has seen doctors and she states that they don’t know what the problem is. She says her ovaries burn when her stomach puffs out and when she bleeds. I want to know if it can be a result of too much different sperms she allowed in her body.

When semen is ejaculated into the vagina, it does not “stay” in there. The majority of the semen, along with vaginal fluids, leaks out. The vagina is like a tube that leads up to the uterus. The uterus (where a pregnancy grows) connects to the fallopian tubes (where conception occurs). Although the fallopian tubes and ovaries are not directly connected, it is not possible for sperm to leak into the abdominal cavity.

The symptoms your partner is having are not normal. Be sure that she has had screening  tests for sexually transmitted infections, which should include chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV and syphilis. A recent pap test to screen for cervical cancer, and a pelvic exam and ultrasound to rule out ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer would be other testing for her to consider. It is importnat for your partner to continue to follow up with her doctor-or other doctors if necessary- until she finds answers.

Q: Ok so i have been taking birth control to get my period regular, id miss one day take it later on the next day and i havent been taking it at the same time everyday, me and my husband had sex tues and wed. and i forgot to take a pill on tues. and took is after we had sex agian on wed. is there any chance that we could get pregnant? I have been having thick clear muscus discharge which i read was happens wheny your most fertile, could i be pregnant? or get pregnant?

If you are not taking your pills correctly & consistently, then you cannot rely on them to provide you with effective birth control. Yes, there is the risk of pregnancy.

During ovulation, vaginal discharge is usually clear, thin, watery, and increased in amount. Closer to menstruation time, vaginal discharge becomes thicker, creamier and white in color.

 

Q: my period is two days late than my longest period and four days later than my norm. I have a pretty regular period and havent gotten it yet. I have been having sex with my boyfriend, we ALWAYS use a condom and pull out before he ejaculates. And we ALWAYS check the condoms, none of which were damaged. I am terrified i could be pregnant…I know its “unlikely” but i dont feel my period coming so im just worried.

Condoms, when used correctly & consistently, are very effective at preventing pregnancy. It is unlikely that you have become pregnant. If your period still has not occurred, do a pregnancy test. It will give you some peace of mind.

Keep in mind that several things can alter your menstrual cycle.  Stress, illness, hormonal fluctuations, and changes in diet, exercise or sleep patterns can cause changes in your periods. Periods may come earlier, later, or sometimes, not at all. It may be lighter or heavier.

If your pregnancy test is negative, but your period is still MIA, follow up with your doctor to discuss this.

Q: i was fertail and i had unprotected sex we used the pull out method and i was overlating the nextday what is thiere a chance of becoming pregant?

There is a high risk of pregnancy when intercourse occurs just before ovulation. However, you may have reduced your risk if the pull out method was used correctly.

Withdrawal or the pull out method is not considered a very 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).

If it has been less than five days since the intercourse, you may want to use Plan B to reduce your risk of pregnancy even further.

Plan B is a pill you can use after unprotected sex. It works best if it is used within the first 24 hours after unprotected sex but can be used up to 120 hours (or fivedays) with decreased contraceptive effects after the third day.  The sooner you use Plan B, the more effective it is. According to the manufacturer, the treatment prevents seven of eight pregnancies that otherwise would have occurred.

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.

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.

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).  

If you miss your next period by one week or more, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat the test every two weeks until you either have a normal period or a positive test result.

Just remember that 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 intercourse, 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. We can talk with you about all of your contraceptive options and help you choose one that’s best for you. If you live further away, contact the Family Planning or Planned Parenthood office closest to you.

Q: If I had unprotected sex with a guy and had my period the next day or a couple of days after, then had unprotected sex with another guy a week after my period. Who is most likely the father?

The timing of conception depends on the date of your last menstrual period. The only way to identify the correct man is to have a paternity test in the future.

Q: hello i was diagnosed with chlamydia me and the partner took antibiotics at the same time but had sex four days later i got my period this month now its gone but i’m spotting here and there and we had sex last night what is wrong

You may have a vaginal infection or you are just having some irregular spotting. If the spotting persists, schedule an appointment with your doctor for an infection check.

Q: i been on depo for almost a year. around the end of jan i had the first irregumar spottin i had sex aleast 4 times it lasted at least 2 weeks im thinking..i dont know if im pregnant or not?

As long as you are consistent about receiving your injections on time, your pregnancy protection is 99.9% effective. You are protected even during spotting or bleeding.

Q: i am using birth control pills for about 2 months now and me and my boyfriend recently had unprotected sex the day after my period has ended, when he came he did cum inside me but he told me it was just a little bit, does this mean i can get pregnant?

As long as you are taking your birth control pills correctly & consistently, you do not need to worry about pregnancy. If  your partner ejaculates inside you (without a condom), the pills will provide you with protection.

Q: if i have been on birth control for 5 years and i recently been off it for 3 or 4 months and my boyfriend ejaculated 3 times in me three different times wht are my chances of bein pregnant

Anytime you have unprotected sex, there is the risk of pregnancy. The chance of pregnancy depends on where you’re at during your menstrual cycle.

Q: what will happen if me and my boyfriend have sex everyday?

You don’t mention if you are having unprotected or protected sex. 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.

Q: can u have unprotected sex 6 days after treating chlamydia

Yes, the medication should be effective by then.

Useful Info

HOLIDAY

Family Planning will be closed on the following holidays

New Years Day

Martin Luther King Day

President’s Day

Easter Monday

Memorial Day

July 4th

Labor Day

Thanksgiving & the following Monday

Christmas Day & the business day afterwards.

Locations

Lewisburg

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

Lewistown

99 North Juniata Street
Lewistown, PA 17044
FP: 717-248-0175
WIC: 717-248-5339

Selinsgrove

713 Bridge Street, Suite 7
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
FP: 570-372-0637
WIC: 570-374-8261

Shamokin

10 East Independence Street
Shamokin, PA 17872
FP: 570-648-0582
WIC: 570-648-1521

Sunbury

315 Market Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
WIC: 570-988-1945