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I’ve been on birth control for 6 days I use it at 7:45 every day…

posted on August 18, 2017 3:44 pm

…My boyfriend came in me and I’m worried that there’s a chance of me getting pregnant ? When someone starts a new hormonal method of birth control (like the pill) they need to use a back up method (like condoms or practicing abstinence) for one week before that method will be effective. After that first week, the hormones will be integrated into the body and can help prevent pregnancy […]

My boyfriend and I use flavored condoms….

posted on August 18, 2017 1:17 pm

…….and I feel like that’s what causes my vagina to itch. Every time we have intercourse it starts to itch. But do flavored condoms cause infections? And if they do, can they cause STIs? Great question! Flavored condoms are intended to be used for oral sex on a penis. Some people like that they are flavored because […]

How good are condoms at preventing STDs?

posted on August 11, 2017 6:25 pm

Condoms and dental dams are barrier methods that are used to help reduce the risk of STIs ( sexually transmitted infections) and pregnancy. External condoms are 85-98% effective depending on if they are used correctly. Here are some things to think about when using an external condom correctly: Talk to your partner about safe sex […]

I took a pregnancy test very early and it came up as negative. Could that be incorrect?

posted on August 11, 2017 5:32 pm

Good question! The earliest that someone can take a pregnancy test is 14 days after the sexual contact.  At that time someone will get an accurate result.  If someone takes a pregnancy test before the 14 days, they may not get an accurate result and would want to take another test once it has been […]

I got the Nexplanon on July 27th….

posted on August 11, 2017 4:14 pm

…started my period on August 4 and had unprotected sex where my boyfriend finished inside of me on August 7. It has been about 4 days and my period is still going. We waited a week after getting the implant before having sex but is there any chance that I may be pregnant? Thanks for […]