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esmeralda
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hello i need your help please.
I had unprotected sex 12/30/02( i know dumb huh and it wont happend again). and we used the withdraw method. however my period isn't scheduled for another 10 days and today i woke up with a crampy stomach. what are the chances of pregnancy happening? am i fertile a week before my period?
thank you for your help!

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Ashy
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You have a very high risk of pregnancy so you need emergency contraception. If you live in the US, call 1-800-NOT-2-LATE or get in touch with a clinic that can provide you with emergency contraception. You must get EC within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, and it's more effective when you get it sooner...so get it now! If you find that many of the clinics are unable to get you EC in time, go to the emergency room of a hospital and see what they can do.

Also, you and your partner have a high STD risk. Time to get tested and use barrier protection in the future...but your priority right now is getting emergency contraception.


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logic_grrl
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Pregnancy can occur as a result of sex at any time in your menstrual cycle. And the "withdrawal" method is not an effective means of contraception - it's perfectly possible to get pregnant from pre-ejaculate.

However, you can still get emergency contraception , since it's been less than 72 hours since you had sex.

So go and do that a.s.a.p.

(Since you had unprotected sex, you also need to think about getting STD/STI testing).

[Mindmeld! ]

[This message has been edited by logic_grrl (edited 12-31-2002).]


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esmeralda
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do you know what's the deal with the crampy stomach?
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logic_grrl
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Well, it could just be a crampy stomach .

"Symptoms" are not a reliable way of telling whether you're pregnant or not, and in any case a possible pregnancy wouldn't be causing any symptoms at all this early on.

Check this out:

Pregnancy "Symptoms"/Am I pregnant?

And if you haven't already, go get that emergency contraception now.


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