y'know, considering you're already having an unwanted pregnancy, it's a good time to get into the habit of practicing safer sex. Preventing STDs should ALWAYS be on the minds of teens and young adults since they strike us the most. But moreover, I presume you're not likely to be ready to get pregnant again anytime soon. So why not learn to prevent getting pregnant? Some people resist making the switch to condoms, and it may take them a little time to get comfy with the idea. Start now so it won't feel weird later.
After all, you've already said that you were freaking out and terrified about pregnancy and abortion. Isn't it worth it to you to not to have to go through that again just by behaving a little more responsibly?
Speaking of responsiblity, drinking alcohol and using other substances really kills many people's ability to insist on using condoms, and it leads to more trouble. So perhaps you should also consider curbing the alcohol, too.
hello dotta i just replied to your other post as i have had an abortion. please feel free to ask me anything you are worried about if you think it might help. i really relied on the support of my friends and family it meant everything to me at that time - so ask whatever you want...
re. the birth control you can use the pill and the condom together if you want (should be pretty effective at least) and stops possible STIs too. at my clinic they set me up with some birth control pills when i wen t back for my aftercare check-up (i think it was two weeks afterwards)
i am sorry but for some reason the post in support groups hasn't yet come on to the board.
quote:Originally posted by froggy_dear: Just wanted to say that you probably shouldn't use the pill (which is what I assume you mean by the birth control option) when you're pregnant. The hormones could interfere.
hey froggy, just a quick point. no doctor in his/her right mind will prescribe birth control pills to someone who is currently pregnant.
In many places, when you have an abortion, after the counseling, the clinicians will give you a Rx for birth control pills.
But dotta, you should use BOTH birth control pills and condoms for maximum protection (if one fails, you've got a backup already in place) against pregnancy AND stds. HOWEVER, if oyu smoke, do not take the pill. the last thing you want is to have a stroke.
alright guys...i had my abortion on december 2 and im feelin alright except for the random cramping but christinejones thanks for the support and the advice as well as all of you guys and one more question. how long does the bleeding last after the abortion?
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