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Lynn_2510
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my boy frien and i have been haveing sex for a few weeks, as i have not been able to get on birth control til i have my next period, we have just been useing the pull out method. not the best i know. but as i have been waiting for my period, well im about a late which isn't normal for me at all. can haveing sex for the first time and regularly mess with my cycle?
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morganlh85
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You are at a high risk for pregnancy. Since your period is not started I'm guessing your in the middle of your cycle which is when you ovulate, which of course is the highest risk time for pregnancy. The pullout method is not effective. You can get pregnant the first time you have sex and since your period is late I'd advise you to take a pregnancy test.
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KittenGoddess
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quote:
Originally posted by morganlh85:
Since your period is not started I'm guessing your in the middle of your cycle which is when you ovulate, which of course is the highest risk time for pregnancy.

Just to be fair, there is no way we can tell what part of her cycle this poster is in...just because she is not on her period currently, does not mean that she's automatically in the middle of her cycle. Furthermore, especially in young women, ovulation does not necessarily occur right in the middle of one's cycle. It's possible to ovulate during any part of your cycle. So unless this poster has been charting her basal temperatures and cervical mucus for several months, she won't know when she ovulates.

However, you were correct about the high pregnancy risk. Pulling out is not a method of birth control. Now is definately the time to take a pregnancy test. Along with that, you'll also need STD testing since you have engaged in unprotected contact.

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