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AmandaJune
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So I just started having sex about a month ago. I'm using the birth control pill and condoms as well but I know there's still a small risk of pregnancy.

But I'm freaking about about possibly getting pregnant, but now I'm not just freaking out about getting pregnant. But getting pregnant and not knowing it and having an ectopic pregnancy and not knowing it and dying!

Can someone please talk to me and let know why I'm feeling this way.

I'm 19 and have been on BCP for about two months now. What are my chances of having an ectopic pregnancy? I heard taking BCP makes that more likely to happen. No one I have ever known has had one....but yea I'm freaking out that it may happen to me...so please help [Frown]

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atm1
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Ectopic pregnancies are quiet rare. The only form of birth control that makes them slightly more likely are IUDs.

If you are taking the pill correctly, the chance of any pregnancy are small--possibly as small as 1%. Using condoms in addition to the pill means that the chance of pregnancy is less than 1%. Since a very small percentage of pregnancies are ectopic pregnancies, any risk of an ectopic pregnancy while on the pill is very, very small.

These days, very few women who have ectopic pregnancies die. That's because most ectopic pregnancies stop menstruation just like a normal, and when women go in to get prenatal care, the ectopic pregnancy is found and then terminated. Pregnant women are much more likely to die of hemorrhage, blood clots, pre-eclampsia (HELLP syndrome is generally the type that is fatal), and bacterial infections than they are to die of an ectopic pregnancy.

If you're still finding this to be a very powerful fear, I'd encourage you to back away from sexual activity that presents any pregnancy risk for a while. Sometimes intense anxiety is a sign that sex should wait for a while.

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