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Greta
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Dear users

I have a important thing to ask. I have been sleeping with my boyfriend since the beginning of april, he was my first, but being so new to sex, I stressed about becoming pregnant, we used condoms every time, but I still stressed, we went to the pharmacy to ask about the moring after and they told us there would be no harmfull side effect except maybe skipping your period irregular bleeding over the month and vomilting, after we used it the fith time, we desided to stop using it and instead use two condoms, but now I have learnt the morning after, may cause infertility of life threatining pragnancy what are the chances of this?

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logic_grrl
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Emergency contraception isn't intended for regular use.

But it won't cause infertility or life-threatening symptoms either - it's just a big dose of the same hormones that are in the birth control pill.

If you want to use back-up protection with condoms, then you should consider the birth control pill (or patch), or methods like the cervical cap or diaphragm.

Using two condoms together is a bad idea - it actually increases the chances that they will break because of the friction between them.

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logic_grrl
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Just to add to this:

I notice that you've said in another post that you are already on the birth control pill.

In that case, you already have a back-up method of contraception, and taking EC is even more unecessary.

If you're taking the pill consistently and correctly, and using condoms for all genital contact, your pregnancy risk is about as low as it can get anyway.

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