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Okay, my boyfriend and I are planning a little trip and plan on having sex. Neither of us are virgins or have STDs, and we have a stable, trusting relationship. We want to be VERY careful because neither one of us could support a child at this time. We could abstain, but we don't want to. So, he and I want to be well prepared for our trip. He wants stuff for him and for me. Condoms for him and some sort of birth control for me. He's talking about a kind of bc that you can take 36 hours before having sex and it will be effective. I have no way of getting a prescription for bc at this time and our trip may be too soon for it to be very effective anyway. Does this sort of pill exist? or is he just thinking of EC and the 36-72 hours AFTER? Any information on this or other methods of birth control that could help us would be appreciated.

Kristen (and Justin)

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There are no pills like that. And frankly, taking EC as a form of birth control is silly. It's hard on a woman's body. EC is a concentrated dose of hormones, and that's going to mess with your body.

Condoms, when used consistently and correctly, offer plenty of protection. There are other barrier methods, like the diaphragm, which offer an additional layer of protection.

Why are you unable to get a perscription for BC?

Also, check out these articles; they'll be of great use for you two:

A Simple Condom Primer
Margaret Sanger’s Disneyland: An easy chart of your birth control options
Ready or Not? The Readiness Checklist
First Intercourse 101
Safe, Sound & Sexy : A Safer Sex How-To

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