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barcagraz
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Hi. I am terrified, I had sex for the first time with my boyfriend, I am not even sure if his penis was inserted, however, we didn't use condom. I took the morning after pill and got the side effects of dizziness, headaches and fatigue.
I know nothing about this, but my friends told me I could have my period late. Two weeks have passed and I am not supposed to get my period until the fourth, but I am completely paranoid about getting pregnant !!!!!!!!
anyone with some experience in this???

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If two weeks have passed since the risk, you can take a pregnancy test now and fine out for sure.

Unprotected genital contact also poses STI risks, so if you and your partner aren't up-to-date with your testing, you'll want to get caught up on that.

Would you like any help in figuring out how to protect yourself better next time?

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Johanna
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barcagraz
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Yes of course I'd like to know protection methods for the next time, as before this I was not sexualy active, but what I really want to know is how far does the Morning after pill avoid a pregnancy? Is it very effective?
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EC can reduce the pregnancy risk by 75-89%, depending on how soon after the risk you took it. The sooner you took it, the better the chances that it worked.

But also, it sounds like you had a very small risk to begin with, if at all. So, I'd not worry too much. But again: at this point, you also don't need to fret, you can take a test and find out for sure.

And these articles will help you get a better idea of your options in terms of protection:
Safe, Sound & Sexy: A Safer Sex How-To
Birth Control Bingo!

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Johanna
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barcagraz
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[Smile] Thanks a lot, really [Smile]
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