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Ok, so i'm going to the doctor on thursday and i'm going to bring up going on the BCP with her so she can help me talk to my mom about it, the thing is, i've already had semi unprotected sex with my boyfriend about a week and a half ago (not last sunday but the one before it, on the 7th) and although he never came inside of me i know that there is a chance of being pregnant. if i want to go on the pill, since there is that small chance of my being pregnant, do i have to get tested before i can actually start taking the pill? and if so, when can i take the test?
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You can probably go ahead and test for pregnancy now. We generally recommend that you wait 10 days from the incident or until you've missed a period, and then retest a week later to make sure. You've also got an STD risk, so maybe you should also ask to get tested when you see your doctor.

The pill is pretty decent at protecting against pregnancy, but it doesn't do a thing about STDs. Thus, we really recommend pairing condoms with the pill for the best protection. Otherwise, we recommend that both you and your partner have been tested twice, six months apart, while being completely monogamous and practing safer sex methods.

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And this makes it doubly important that you don't start smoking again -- smoking causes severe complications with hormonal birth control.

Good for you for trying to talk about this with your mom! That can be really hard, no matter how understanding she may be. I hope everything goes well.

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