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Brooke D.
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So, since I'm not in birth control yet, and I don't really want to rely on just a condom, do you think it'd be a good idea to get emergency contraception and have it on hand to use after I do have sex? Even if I did use a condom? Just for extra back up. I understand that it can't be used regularly, so I only plan on using it this one time.

Also, since it's available now over the counter, I still get it since I'm only 16.

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Kachina
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I think it's reasonable to keep it on hand for emergencies. But if the condom is used correctly and doesn't break, then there really isn't a need for it. It's good to have it on hand in case it DOES break or slip off.

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Brooke D.
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True! I'm just soo paranoid of something going wrong, and I feel like having it on hand will ease my worries [Smile]

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BROOKE

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Kachina
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If you are very anxious about this, are you sure you really want to have sex? Maybe you should wait until you can get a very reliable birth control that you feel comfortable with? Have you checked out our article about readiness?

Ready or Not? The Scarleteen Sex Readiness Checklist

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~Kat
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Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, "We've always done it this way." I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise. - Grace Hopper

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