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birdsandbees
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my "friend" and i want to have sex but if we have sex with only a condom; i, the female, have not had sex before and dont know where to get birthcontrol. will i be okay just using a condom? i wont end up pregos right? or should i get birthcontrol? he made sure we wont finish in me and neither do i nor him want me to be pregnant; so whats your advice?
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Kachina
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It's really up to you how many methods of birth control you want to use. A condom alone is effective, but it's even more effective to use other methods as well. So depending on how much a risk you feel safe with you can use multiple birth control methods.

You should also be prepared to get reproductive healthcare if you are ready to have sex, and you can get birth control from that same place.

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[ 08-04-2011, 04:47 PM: Message edited by: KatWA ]

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birdsandbees
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just to get it straight sex with only a condom isnt going to get me pregnant? meaning with no birth control whats so ever.
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Condoms do not offer a 100% guarantee of not getting pregnant. They are 98% effective with perfect use and 85% effective with typical use.

The only way to be 100% sure you are not going to get pregnant is to not have the kinds of sex that present pregnancy risks at all.

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so i should just get birth control huh?
thanks Kat

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If you would be more comfortable with lower risk, then yes that is a good idea. Condoms combined with the pill is 99.99% effective with perfect use and 98.8% effective with typical use.

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okay thanks again [Smile]
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