Havent missed a period yet, just a little shaken up
29 May 2012
If you don't won't to get pregnant you still have time to take emergency contraception (EC). Ideally EC should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse but can be taken for up to 5 days after.
EC will significantly reduce your chance of becoming pregnant. The sooner it is taken the more effective at preventing pregnancy.
There are two products available without a prescription from your Pharmacist - Plan B One Step and Next Choice.
For more information see: http://www.drugs.com/enc/emergency-contraception.html
29 May 2012
At least wait until you have actually missed a period to worry! I think it is good advice to go ahead and see if you can get emergency contraception. Be aware that Plan b and Next Choice may mess up your cycle a bit so it can throw your periods off. this doesnt mean that you are pregnant, it is just a side effect of the medicine. Once you are a week overdue, you can try a pregnancy test if that comes down. From now on be sure to use a condom and you might want to think about seeing your local family planning clinic or a gynecologist for a more reliable birth control method, especilly if you are going to be sexually active. Keep condoms with you. It is easy to get caught up in the moment but if you carry protection, you will always know you have it and insist that your partner use it.
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