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LaurenLeigh
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Today is January 19th, and I am 15 years old. 8 days ago, on January 11th, I lost my virginity to my boyfriend, we had unprotected sexual intercourse. I realize we shouldn't have, but there isn't much I can do about it now. He didn't pull out in time, so some of his cum went into me, some went on the floor. The next day, January 12th, I got my period. I didn't take any emergency contraceptives. My period lasted for five days, and that was that. I know that one of the warning signs of pregnancy is a missed period, but since mine came the day after I had unprotected sex, does that apply? I'm wondering, considering the circumstances, if I should be worried about whether or not I am pregnant. Also, if the risks are high, how soon will I be able to take an at home pregnancy test and get accurate (as accurate as possible) results? So far, it's only been eight days. Anything you could tell me would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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lemming
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Yes, you should still be worried. Long story short, sperm sticks around. And when you've had a pregnancy risk, you should also assume you have an STD risk as well.

What you can do now: Wait a few days and take a pregnancy test. Most tests will state that they're good 10-14 days after the event, so wait till that window and then test away.

As well, it's a good idea to get a comprehensive STI/STD screening now, too, and for your boyfriend to get one.

Here are some links you might find helpful:
Safe, Sound & Sexy – A Safer Sex How-To
A Quickie STD/STI Risk Assessment
Testing, Testing…

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Laurel Lemming
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lemming
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Ooh, and this, too, sorry:
Where DID I Come From? – Human Reproduction
What's The Risk? - Five Easy Pregnancy Risk Assessment Flow Charts

These give some background on how it doesn't mean that you're not pregnant if you got your period the day after, as sperm can live in a comfy environment for days.

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Laurel Lemming
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"Maypole/The ties that bind you will unwind/To free me one day/And everything decays..." - XTC, "The Wheel and the Maypole"


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