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ZACINCCEO
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Hi, my girlfriend and I have been dating for 7 Months now, and we truly care about and love eachother, we have been talking about having sex, and we have discussed everything. I will obviously wear a condom, but my question is, what are the chances or her getting pregnant? like 1/5 or something like that, that would be helpful. Should I be worryed about a condom failing? Thanks
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-Jill
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Great to hear you plan on protecting yourselves! If the condom is used properly and consistently there is a very low risk of pregnancy. Using a backup form of birth control will decrease that risk even further. A few articles to have a look at:

Ready or Not?

First Intercourse 101

What's The Risk? - Five Easy Risk Assessment Flow Charts

Margaret Sangers Disneyland - An easy chart of your birth control options

A Simple Condom Primer


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ZACINCCEO
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k very cool, my other question is, how can she get the pill w/out her folks finding out (she's 18)

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SlowCookie
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She can go to the local health department, women's clinic, or Planned Parenthood clinic and recieve birth control pills. Parental consent is not necessary.
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LeapFrog
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Actually, since she's 18, she should start seeing an ob/gyn yearly. Every woman should do so once she a) becomes sexually active or b) reaches the age of 18. Her ob/gyn can prescribe the pill for her and her parents never need know.
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Heather
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As a note, at Scarleteen we usually suggest that women begin annual GYN exams not at 18 or sexual activity, but at the onset of menstruation.

Not only is it a really good idea to know the state of your sexual health BEFORE you become sexually active, there are condtions which may begin far before a woman is 18 or is sexually active.

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