I lost my virginity in the first week of October and have been sexually active throughout the month…………

……I’ve always used condoms but for some reason my period hasn’t come. I’m worried that there could be a chance of pregnancy but not sure, we also pulled out prior to ejaculation

First of all, great job taking control of your sexual health!

It is important to say that pregnancy is possible whenever there is a chance semen came into contact with the vagina.

However, if you are using condoms consistently and correctly they are up to 98% effective! Here are some things to think about when using a condom:

 

  1. Talk to your partner about safe sex
  2. Store condoms away from heat
  3. Check the expiration date
  4. Check for a “pillow” of air to be sure it hasn’t been damaged
  5. Open carefully – don’t rip it!
  6. Put a condom on before any sexual contact and when the penis is hard
  7. Pinch the tip of the condom as you unroll it onto the penis, be sure to leave space and make sure no air is trapped in the condom’s tip.
  8. Use enough water-based lubrication to reduce friction and tearing
  9. Never wear more than one condom at once. They are more likely to break because of friction.
  10. Withdraw the penis after ejaculation to be sure it doesn’t slip off
  11. Use a new condom every time for oral, anal, and vaginal sex.

 

Keep in mind that the best way to reduce the risk of pregnancy is to use a form of birth control consistently and correctly. You can come into our Teen Clinic to talk to a medical professional about which form of birth control would be best for you.

If you want to make an appointment, give us as call! 303-442-5160