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reedy
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Two days ago, I had sex a couple days before my period was due. I did not use protection but he did not ejaculate inside me. My period usually comes at the end/beginning of the month so I should have gotten it by now or at least will get it hopefully soon. My boobs hurt and sometimes I have what feels like period cramps. I'm just wondering if I should get Plan B or wait it out and see what happens. Advice would be great!
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Robin Lee
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Hi reedy and welcome to Scarleteen,

While there is less of a risk when there is no ejaculation, engaging in intercourse without a condom or using other birth control does pose a pregnancy risk.

Plan B can be taken within 120 hours (5 days) of a risk, though the sooner it is taken the more effective it is at preventing pregnancy. Whether you wait it out to see what happens or take Plan B is up to you.

Here's some more information about Plan B if you need it:

Emergency Contraception (Plan B or the Morning-After-Pill)

Intercourse without a condom (with or without ejaculation) also poses risks of STI (sexually transmitted infection) transmission. Are you receiving regular sexual health care with STI testing?

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reedy
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quote:
Originally posted by Robin Lee:
Hi reedy and welcome to Scarleteen,

While there is less of a risk when there is no ejaculation, engaging in intercourse without a condom or using other birth control does pose a pregnancy risk.

Plan B can be taken within 120 hours (5 days) of a risk, though the sooner it is taken the more effective it is at preventing pregnancy. Whether you wait it out to see what happens or take Plan B is up to you.

Here's some more information about Plan B if you need it:

Emergency Contraception (Plan B or the Morning-After-Pill)

Intercourse without a condom (with or without ejaculation) also poses risks of STI (sexually transmitted infection) transmission. Are you receiving regular sexual health care with STI testing?


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reedy
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oh just realized how to reply oops haha

No, I'm not currently recieving any STI testing but I will get on that immediatley. Just out of curiosity, what would you do if you were in my position?

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Onionpie
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Hi reedy!

Do you need any help finding somewhere you can go to receive your sexual healthcare, or do you already have that under control?

I also am not sure how useful it'd be for any of us to tell you what we would personally do in a situation, since everyone prioritizes things differently and has different levels of risk they would be comfortable with. We also all have different lives and experiences, so while something might be an easy and viable option for one person, it might not be a realistic option for someone else, you know? So this is about you and what you're comfortable with or not. If you feel like you would be more comfortable taking plan B, then you can most certainly do that. And if not, then you don't have to [Smile]

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