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Pregnancy Scare?

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:22 pm
by elenagilbert
I recently got together with my boyfriend about a month ago. We have been having sex without a condom every time and he does not pull out. I am on the pill and have been since the end of February of this year. This week is the week for my period to start. I stopped taking the hormone pill this Sunday and have started the placebo pill for the week on the following Monday. My period usually comes a day or so after the hormone pill stops. It is currently Wednesday and I still have not gotten my period. My boyfriend and I also had sex last night and he did not pull out as well. I have been super stressed with finals and everything else which could be why it is a little late but am wondering if I should be worried about an unwanted pregnancy or if I should take the morning after pill. I also have never missed a period in my life although when it starts can be irregular by a few days.

Re: Pregnancy Scare?

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:39 am
by Heather
We will not answer ANY questions about pregnancy fear or anxiety in our direct services from users who are not pregnant or who are not or have not otherwise been directly involved with an actual pregnancy.

Please do not post this kind of question. If you are seeing this text, and your thread is locked, it is because you have posted this kind of question.

We CAN and WILL talk about things like:
• choosing and using a method or methods of contraception for any future sexual activity
• creating your own sexual limits and boundaries based on your needs and/or presenting them to any partners
• making sexual choices that suit your own needs, abilities and limitations, including your own readiness for certain possible risks
• help locating or using emergency contraception if and when you have had a pregnancy risk
• discussing options with a real, existing pregnancy, and help finding and accessing those options, such as abortion services and pre-natal care, or discussing feelings or concerns about a past pregnancy
• help with anxiety like locating mental health services, sound self-help or asking for support from friends or family

For help dealing with a scare (including what poses a risk and your next steps based on your unique situation), you may use our tool on site built for this purpose: The Pregnancy Panic Companion.
For help with anxiety, click here.
For related help and information at Scarleteen, click here.
If you would like more information about this policy, click here.

Just so you know, if you've already been taking a birth control pill properly, there's nothing more an emergency contraception pill can do your BCP isn't already doing more effectively. But for sure, it's clear that this is stressing you out: we can talk about how different choices -- like insisting your boyfriend use condoms, which are more effective than withdrawal and also make a lot of people feel way less nervous than withdrawal -- or stepping back from intercourse for a while altogether, for instance.