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shadow_girl8
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Nov.11/07.
(2:41 AM)

Please help!

My boyfriend and I had intercourse last night without protection and he accidentally ejaculated inside me. It was supposed to be a momentary thing but he let himself go and since heís heavy (not fat just kind of muscular and strong) when I tried to pry him off as he said he was ready to come, I didnít get him off on time, but apparently when he did come I didnít feel itÖbut I started having small cramps a few minutes afterwards; they didn't last long.

The thing is that I got my period Monday November 5th, and we did it while I still had it, and usually when girls have sex during their period, it can lead it to stop abruptly because sex accelerates the process of eliminating the blood from the uterus. So since it's almost been a week since I got it, it was ready to end anyway. Right now I am barely bleeding, in fact I think itís only residues, since my pad isnít stained and thereís no real flow, but earlier today it flowed somewhat.

My boyfriend alerted his sister who tried to supply some emergency contraceptives by investigating about them and where to get them; she called some hospitals but had no luck. I live in the Republic of Panama so the availability and the ethics of the use of such drugs I doubt is the same as the United States. So she suggested that I try Provera pills, which are supposed to induce menstruation; she has used them before but for her period only. My boyfriend and his sister both went to buy them at a pharmacy.

My boyfriendís friend, Erik, called up a friend of his who once used that drug as an emergency contraceptive successfully, and another friend, a nurse, that confirmed that it could be used to prevent pregnancy. Additionally, my boyfriend also spoke to a general doctor that said that it is unlikely for me to end up pregnant because of my period and that ingesting Provera, although not necessary, would prevent a pregnancy. I have been told to take two pills at once. I am skeptical, scared, and worried, though. I have researched about the drug and feel uneasy about taking it without a doctorís consent because I donít know if two might be too much for me. I too have read about the side effects, and have come to learn that it was once used as a pregnancy test. You bleed, youíre not pregnant; you donít bleed, youíre pregnant.

But to my dismay and utmost concern is the fact that I already had my period and it has just barely ended. Will the consumption of these pills enable a second menstruation so soon after my regular one? Is it possible, I mean do I have any blood left in my uterus for that, which can be considered normal? Might it hurt me in any way? 24 hours have not yet elapsed, at late 5 or early 6 AM they will have.

I need to know whether or not to take these pills, please! I donít know what else to do and my parents cannot know! [Frown]
Thanks a million,
- Nina

[ 11-11-2007, 01:42 AM: Message edited by: shadow_girl8 ]

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Heather
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Hey shadow_girl: I answered this for you already in the sexpert advice section of the main site, yesterday afternoon.

Here you are: http://www.scarleteen.com/article/advice/i_need_ec_now_but_i_cant_get_it_in_my_country

[ 11-12-2007, 09:39 AM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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