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megami_kate
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i just had sex for the first time, at around the second week of august. my boyfriend used a condom and i an pretty sure that there was no spillage of semen when he came. i am worried though because up until now i still do not have my period.. please help! i do not know what to do. i know this is probably just a psychological thingie, but i dont want to have a child at this time.. pls help!

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Since it's been a really long time, you can just go ahead and take a pregnancy test now to know what's up.

If you used a condom correctly for all genital contact and it did not break, then you really don't need to worry about a pregnancy risk.

However, missing a period for several months in a row is something that you should get checked out, and it's a good idea to start with a pregnancy test.

Regardless of the result of the test, your next step should be to make an appointment with a doctor. If you're pregnant, you'll want to discuss your options, and if you aren't (which is much more likely), you'll want to figure out what your period's been up to.

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it's not august. i got the month wrong. it's actually this october.. and how do i make sure the condom didnt break?
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If a condom breaks, you can tell. It will be very noticeable.

When are/were you due for your period?

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i dont really check when my period is due. but i usually get it during the first or second week of the month. i had sex oct.8, and up until now i still do not have my period. i am getting worried. i didnt notice anything weird with the condom when he withdrew. and i could clearly see the semen on the tip of the condom. he and i are pretty sure it didnt spill. but i am still scared.
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It doesn't sound like you had a condom failure, so there's no real reason to be worried about pregnancy.

Since it's only been 5 days since you had sex, it's also too early to take a pregnancy test. If you still haven't had your period by then, you can take a test at 10-14 days after the potential risk.

To make it easier for you to predict your periods, you might want to start charting. That's pretty easy to do: just make a note for yourself on the first day of a period. On the first day of your next period, you count the number of days that have passed. The days between the first day of one period and the first day of the next are how long your menstrual cycle is. Once you've done that a few times, you'll be able to see how long your cycle lasts on average, and then you can predict your next period.

Also for future reference: If you want to be sure that you are using condoms correctly, we've got an article on that.
Condom Basics: A User's Manual

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hi September. sorry for the late reply. thanks fo all your help. right now i am more calm, thanks to you. also i have noticed that i am starting to get the early signs of my period. thanks again for everything!
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