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Thank you so much volunteers...

I had sex with my boyfriend for the first time 12 days ago. I am on birth control and have been for about six months now and a condom was used. Almost immedsaltly after I threw up and I have had a loss of appetite for the entire time now and feel odd sometimes. I think it might be stress because I cant sleep and I am constantly obsessing over the fact that I might be pregnant. I have taken two birth control tests and both came out negative, one being taken today. I need to know what the chances of me being pregnant are or if it was too early to taken the pregnanct test 12 days after sex? Thank you...

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(Please don't double-post topics. It's against the guidelines. I deleted the other thread you started with this same content.)

As long as you have been correctly taking your birth control (everyday, same time, not taking/doing anything to interfere, etc.) and you correctly used condoms for all genital contact and they did not break, you basically have nothing to worry about here. Either condoms or hormonal birth control (when correctly used) are very effective, and when you team them up, they're about as low risk as it is possible to get (outside complete abstinence). So from your description, it sounds like you were well protected. Pregnancy test are reliable as soon as 10 days after a risk, so you can rely on your results.

Really hon, it sounds like maybe you should rethink your readiness for sexual activity. Anytime where you have this kind of anxiety (especially when it is causing things like vomiting, loss of sleep, etc.), it really brings up questions of whether this is a good time for you to be sexually active or not. You may want to check out the following links:
Ready or Not? The Scarleteen Sex Readiness Checklist
Safe, Sound & Sexy: A Safer Sex How-To
Safer Sex...for Your Heart
What's the Risk? Easy Pregnancy Risk Assessments
10 of the Best Things You Can Do for Your Sexual Self (at Any Age)

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in other words i'm not pregnant?!
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You used a condom which did not break, and you are on birth control. Thus, there was no preganncy risk. And you have had two negative pregnancy tests, which pretty much means you are not pregnant.

Please, read the articles Sarah linked you to, especially the first one.

[ 12-01-2007, 11:12 AM: Message edited by: September ]

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