1. Bleeding is NOT a sign of pregnancy.
2. You need penetration to get pregnant.
3. Any penetration with a naked penis can make you pregnant, it doesn't matter how long, how far in, or if he ejaculated.
4. You have to wait 7 days before having unprotected sex with new birth control.
5. Bleeding is NOT a sign of pregnancy.
6. If you are on birth control and taking it correctly you are safe all the time. You have less then a 1% chance of pregnancy.
7. You don't need a condom to prevent pregnancy when you're on hormonal birth control, therefore you do NOT need to take plan B or any of those meds, if one breaks.
8. You can't use Plan B or any emergency contraceptive on a regular basis, it isn't meant for birth control, its for emergencies. It isn't as effective as regular birth control and it will mess up your cycle.
9. Bleeding is NOT a sign of pregnancy.
10. If you are on birth control and the dr puts you on an antibiotic you need to use a condom for the time you're on it and a week after it stops.
11. The apps that predict ovulation are only telling average believe it or not, only about 30% of women are average. We don't even ovulate at the same time every month, so using it for birth control is foolish.
12. When you're on the birth control pill, it controls your period, so the apps that track it are useless, don't let them confuse you.
13. Bleeding is NOT a sign of pregnancy.
14. We can't tell you if you're pregnant. We can tell you if there is a chance of it.
15. Emergency contraceptives don't work for sex after you take it.
16. To avoid false negatives, wait until your period is a week late to do a pregnancy test. Do the test first thing in the morning.
17. Bleeding is NOT a sign of pregnancy.
18. If your question is about a birth control pill we need to know what you're on and what week you're in.
19. When you start birth control pills you start with the color that has the most pills.
20. You need to read the directions before you start birth control pills.
21. You can't take your birth control pills any way you want. They come in order for a reason. They are made to work with your cycle, and if you stop them early to get your period, so you won't have it when it would be due, it won't work, all it will do is leave you open to pregnancy because you aren't on the active pill when you should be.
22. Bleeding is NOT a sign of pregnancy
23. There is no way to tell you if the emergency contraceptive worked or not.
24. Think before you act. It will avoid you being here begging for help after the fact, because you think you're pregnant.
25. Morning after pills or emergency contraceptives are not magic. They do not end a pregnancy in progress. They do not work if you've already ovulated. And they are less effective then regular birth control.
26. Early signs of pregnancy include lack of a period and nausea. They do not include back pain, stomach pain, headaches, bleeding other then your period. They also do not start immediately after sex.
27. Bleeding is NOT a sign of pregnancy.
28. Misoprostal isn't as safe or effective as you think. It only works 40% of the time, and when it doesn't, it can cause infection and bleeding for you and serious damage to the baby, so you should not take it without a dr taking care of you.
29. You DO NOT ovulate when you're on the pill, so get rid of those apps.
30. The correct term is ejaculated, it is not cum, jizz, or anything else you can think of. Please use it.
31. Hormonal birth control lessens the uterine lining and this can mean a skipped period now and then. If its one don't worry continue the pills, if its 2 in a row let your dr know.
32. You have control of your body. If you want your partner to use protection, which you should, you tell him. Its you that will get pregnant and have to raise a baby, not him.
33. Keep your pills in your bag, so there is no, I went away for the weekend and forgot my pills, or I can't take my pills sometimes because I don't get home on time.
34. If you're on hormonal birth control, spotting with blood, dark blood, or brown old blood will mean nothing 98% of the time. Also change in mucous means nothing, its our natural body reactions. Stop trying to make everything mean something
35. If asking about pills please check starting a conversation, below your question so we can interact with you better.
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1. Bleeding is NOT a sign of pregnancy.
Added 27 Sep 2014:
Check out this web site too. It applies to any emergency contraceptives.
Absolutely yes. The other day when confronted by "he didn't cum inside me and then I had my period(s); could I be pregnant?". Apart from a lack of ability to use the most basic English they make me want to hit my head against a wall. Where did, "I had my periods" (plural) come from also as it really annoys me? The total reluctance to even glance at the product inserts sends me mental too. One last thing is I wish that the boys were the ones expected to be on birth control and bare sole/shared responsibility for the costs involved in keeping a baby (automatically garnisheed wages linked to income level or a balance/debt that progressively builds until the payee fulfills his obligations. Not something that can be ignored at will).
When I was in hospital just recently i was discussing this issue with someone in the ICU and they had recently been reading a journal article which contained alarming statistics: in 60% of American teen pregnancies, the girls denied that any kind of sexual intercourse was involved. Overall pregnancies are down due largely to emergency contraception availability but sexually transmitted infections/diseases have become increasingly common.
PS, I had the hip done and came around after 12 hours intubated with my own person to wake me every time my respiration dropped to 4 / minute. I wasn't able to eat but felt nauseous which over three days became acutely nasty and culminated with a massive amount of black tarry goo coming from where it ought not to. They transferred me to another hospital for a rush endoscopy. I woke up after just an hour this time and discovered the reason for my really low blood pressure and pulse rate: 6 bleeding duodenal ulcers (not helped by having to take anti-thrombolitics post operatively), a hiatus hernia and an H. pylori infection. One of the specialists there asked why I hadn't sought treatment before now (the morning vomiting; 3 of 5 mornings)? I pointed out that I had been complaining quite a bit for about 11 years so far.
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