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mint09
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Is it safe to have sex 5 days before and 5 days after your period? how safe is this?

`coz we had sex after my period.. Am i having the risk to get pregnant?

Please answer my question.. thanks..

[ 05-20-2006, 10:34 AM: Message edited by: mint09 ]

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wobblyheadedjane
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Having unprotected sex at any time in your cycle can carry risks of pregnancy. You weren't clear about whether you and your partner used a condom, so if it was unprotected, yes, you have had a pregnancy risk, as well as risks for STIs.

If it has been less than 120 hours, you can try to obtain emergency contraception if you do not wish to become pregnant. I've looked around, and it seems like EC is available in the Philippines, but nothing tells me how available (whether it is over the counter, or you need a prescription.)

Otherwise, a pregnancy test in 10-14 days will be pretty accurate.

[ 05-20-2006, 10:42 AM: Message edited by: wobblyheadedjane ]

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mint09
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aww.. we didn't use a condom.. just a widthrawal method.. hmm..

anyway, what is EC?

thanks for replying..

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keekee
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mint09
EC is emergency contraception ... or the morning after pill.

I did a search through the scarlteen website *clever site* and found a few weblinks for you.

http://www.scarleteen.com/reproduction/ecmyths.html

and I also found a link on scarleteen for emergency contraception ...

http://ec.princeton.edu/

hope this helps xx
keekee
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The withdrawal method is not an effective form of birth control. Besides not being very good at preventing pregnancy, you can also contract STDs with it. Next time, use condoms.

EC is Emergency Contraception. You can take it up to 120 hours after intercourse, to prevent pregnancy. If it's not too late yet, try calling a pharmacy or your doctor to find out how you can obtain it.

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blackchampayne
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Sweetie, as september said, the withdrawl method isnt an effective form of contraception. No matter how soon or how careful you both are when 'withdrawing' you can still get pregnant. This is because of pre-ejaculate (or precum), which is secreted from the penis when a man is aroused. Often preum can contain semen which is how you can still get pregnant....even if he withdrew a good minute before he ejaculated.

It's really important to use a condom everytime you have sex, primarily for contraception but also because of the STI risk (though i hope that you are both aware of each other's sexual history/health)

Good luck with your test (because you really should get one) and i hope you use a condom in future [Big Grin]

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Heather
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Withdrawal, from what we know in general, actually generally fails most from simply not "pulling out" in time -- it's common for men to start to ejaculate a bit as they start to experience orgasm, and thus, get some full ejaculation into the vagina or on the vulva.

That isn't to say pre-ejaculate isn't also an issue: it can be too. Just that it's more common for withdrawal to fail for due to timing.

(Just want to make sure the info we have up on this is accurate.)

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