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Unprotected Sex - I'm such an idiot.... - October 5th 2011, 07:45 PM



Ugh, so me, of all people, who preaches about using types of contraception has had unprotected sex.
-- Because I'm stupid.

Can someone just work out the likelyhood of pregnancy and whatever for me?

My last period started on the 28th September and finished on Monday 3rd.

-- So obviously not that long ago.

Firstly, whats the likelyhood of pregnancy and should I seek emergency contraception?
I'm going away on Friday so only have tomorrow to sort it out..... if not it would have to be Monday?

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Re: Unprotected Sex - I'm such an idiot.... - October 5th 2011, 08:40 PM

It's not too late to take emergency contraception! So you've got two options- either the morning after pill or the Paragard IUD. To give you an idea of the effectiveness of each method:

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Plan B One-Step and Next Choice reduce the risk of pregnancy by 89 percent when started within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. They continue to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours after unprotected intercourse, but they are less effective as time passes.
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The ParaGard IUD can be used as emergency birth control, to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. It can reduce the risk of pregnancy by 99.9 percent if inserted within 120 hours (five days) after unprotected intercourse.
So as you can see, you've still got options.

If this was completely unprotected, I would seek out emergency contraception due to the sheer possibility. Pregnancies aren't situations that are easily "fixed." Fertility is a bit of a tricky thing since your cycle is unique to you and our bodies don't work like mechanics do. I'd say that you should be fine once you've taken emergency contraception.



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Re: Unprotected Sex - I'm such an idiot.... - October 6th 2011, 03:44 AM

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It's not too late to take emergency contraception! So you've got two options- either the morning after pill or the Paragard IUD. To give you an idea of the effectiveness of each method:

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So as you can see, you've still got options.

If this was completely unprotected, I would seek out emergency contraception due to the sheer possibility. Pregnancies aren't situations that are easily "fixed." Fertility is a bit of a tricky thing since your cycle is unique to you and our bodies don't work like mechanics do. I'd say that you should be fine once you've taken emergency contraception.

I think most people take Plan B, but the last option she listed seems pretty good. I think it really depends on the price. Haha
   
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Re: Unprotected Sex - I'm such an idiot.... - October 6th 2011, 04:32 AM

It's never too late to take the emergency contraceptive (unless it's been 72 hours since the unprotected sex occurred). Any time after that would just be a waste of money. Since you've had unprotected sex, I'd say there could be a chance you could become pregnant.











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Re: Unprotected Sex - I'm such an idiot.... - October 6th 2011, 04:46 AM

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I think most people take Plan B, but the last option she listed seems pretty good. I think it really depends on the price. Haha
Most people don't even know about all their options. I think it's important for people to know what their options are so they can make informed decisions for themselves.

If your insurance (or I guess the NHS?) covers contraception, the costs are probably less than it is in the US. Here, Plan B costs an average of $50, while Paragard can cost $500 without any assistance, including insurance.


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Re: Unprotected Sex - I'm such an idiot.... - October 7th 2011, 03:49 PM

I absolutely would seek emergency contraception. As long as it hasn't been 72 hours since you've had sex. But just know, the longer you wait for it, the less it becomes effective. So try to take it as soon as you possibly can. You can get plan B at local clinics or planned parenthood. I'm not really sure how much the cost will be. Most places bill on a sliding fee scale. Which is based on income, and what not. If you have medical insurance, depending on your coverage, it should be cheaper if not free.

The chances of you being pregnant is more likely then not because you had sex unprotected. And it was a few days after your period. You're most fertile when you're ovulating (discharging). I don't know what your cycle is like, but if you're discharging right now, it's really quite possible. I would get the Plan B. And then, when get a pregnancy test if you have a missed period. You can either buy one, or go to doctor and get one. Try not to stress out about it though, because that can even delay a period.

My suggestion to you for the future is get yourself on some type of birth control. Whether it be the pill or something else. If you plan to have unprotected sex again, then it might be best that you get on it. And even if you're protected with a condom, birth control will help that much more. You can never be too protected while being sexually active. So take all the necessary precautions.

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Re: Unprotected Sex - I'm such an idiot.... - October 7th 2011, 11:15 PM

You're not the only person who has said one thing and done another. Yeah, you can preach about it all you want but I'd say of people who have been sexually active for a couple of years about 90% of us have at least once. It's because hormones cloud judgment and take over brain cells and make us do things we would do in our right minds.

Some reasons people have unprotected sex:

-You're young and broke and can't afford condoms
-Condoms are kept in locked cases in a lot of stores and clerks give you looks when you by them,
-Wherever they sell them, they know your mother.
-You think it's incredibly romantic and you'll only do it this once.
-You want to have a baby with this person to make him/her stay with you.
-You're barebacking and you mean to pull out but it feels too damn good so you keep going.
-You come from a shitty home and you want someone who will always love you.
-Just this once honey, you can't get pregnant from just once.


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Re: Unprotected Sex - I'm such an idiot.... - October 9th 2011, 04:01 PM

Thanks for the help guys,

Took emergency contraception, saw the college nurse, and she still wants me to take a pregnancy test in 3 weeks, so its just wait and see really. I think I'll wait to see if I get my period first before taking the test, as when she wants me to see her is half term.


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Re: Unprotected Sex - I'm such an idiot.... - October 9th 2011, 06:06 PM

Good to hear you got it all sorted out. I’m going to close this thread now seeing as your question has been answered.

Take care.

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