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MaddleyLove
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Hi Guys [Smile]

So I've finally started to get some counselling for my anxiety issues, and today I went to the sexual health nurse at college to ask about the implant.

The conversation came round to pregnancy testing, and, on the piece of paper she gave me with info about getting it put in, it says to not have sex for an entire menstrual cycle if youre not on any birth control, and for two weeks before the appointment as they may need to do a pregnancy test.

Me and my boyf have not had sexual intercourse nor, to my knowledge, genital-genital contact since my last period. however, we have done manual and oral as I decided I was ready to go ahead with those things again after starting the counselling. My question is, should I wait until three weeks after the last time we had manual sex (last night), where there was no (to my knowledge) genital contact but I sat naked on his 'area' after he ejaculated, cleaned up and put boxers back on (to my knowledge, this does not present a pregnancy risk (?)), or do I go ahead on Friday and get a test done then and trust it?

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Heather
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I'm so glad to hear you have taken those steps.

As you already know from the many discussions we've had here, oral and manual sex do not pose pregnancy risks.

However, we can't know what your sexual health nurse meant by sex, and if it included those kinds of sex or not. Probably not (if this is about the implant, then all that's usually asked is for patients getting an insert not to engage in anything that could cause pregnancy), but I'd say that rather than consulting us about this, the best person to consult would be that nurse or clinic.

They know what they're asking for: we really can't. And being clear with patients about things they're requesting them is part of what they need to do in providing that service.

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MaddleyLove
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Yeah, it says at the top not to engage 'in any sex', and that was what confused me, as in did they mean no sexual contact or just intercourse/pregnancy causing contact [Smile] although she when she spoke about the pregnancy test she said 'but you haven't had sex so its not essential' or something like that [Smile]

I was SO impressed with the whole consulatation tho- it was through CASH, I don't know if you know about them, but theyre a young peoples sexual health clinic, and she gave me a packet of info, with cards for free EC, condoms and info about services in the area I live in. And, she said bc I had the consulation today I just have to go into the clinic where they do it, show them the paper where she wrote that I had been seen and I could get it done there and then!!

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Heather
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So, you know for next time to ask when you're confused, right? I mean, we know you do fine asking questions. [Smile]

And if you're still confused now, all you need to do is to call in and ask now.

I'm so glad it went so well for you there. [Smile]

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MaddleyLove
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Haha yeah, I guess I am [Razz]

Thanks for your help [Smile]

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