My boyfriend and I sort of had sex last night. Sadly, we didn't use protection. He didn't come inside me, and he didn't pop my cherry. I stopped him soon after he started. Could I even get pregnant from that? I am 16 years old, so I'm pretty worried. I feel like I probably should take the plan B pill, but I don't know. I"m not sure that I can even get access to it. Some websites say that I have to be at least 17, but others said that on April 30th of this year, people 15 and up can take it. Who's right? Could my boyfriend buy it for me? Thanks for your help.
Could I be pregnant - he didn't pop my cherry?
Question posted by graceross on 7 May 2013
Last updated on 7 May 2013 by ang1049
He is 17 you stated.You sort of had sex.I would not wait.Plan B,I would take.17 year olds... well let's be blunt.He probably ejaculated quick,before he even got started.The pull away,he could have left a trace of semen,or even before.I have even heard of anal sex,and a woman conceiving.If he cares about you,make him go to the Health Dept.and and get started on birth control.If he refuses,you know he does not care about your health.Or when you choose to carry a baby.It only takes about 1 hour.And you will not have to have anxiety and questions.Take your birth control and make him wear a condom.
Once in nursing school, I followed the birth of a child who was conceived when the male partner ejaculated at the opening of this girls vagina. She still had her hymen (cherry) intact. Her partner has started to penetrate then ejaculated before he completely penetrated and she did end up getting pregnant. That being said, men can secrete sperm before ejaculation so even if he didnt come inside you there is a slim possibility. This is very rare but it can happen. I would recommend that you go ahead and take Plan b. I'm not a big fan of Plan b but it can be effective if taken early enough and it is better than doing nothing. Your boyfriend could probably buy it if he is old enough. You should go to a family planning clinic and get yourself on some birth control as it sounds like you will soon be sexually active. It is always better to prevent pregnancy that try to stop conception after the fact. If you can prove you are age 15 then you should be able to purchase.
Do you have a school ID or anything you can prove your age with? If you do take Plan b, do not be alarmed if it delays your next menstrual period and you get pregnancy like symptoms. These are common side effects of Plan b.
I think you are better to be safe than sorry. Plan B is effective for up to 72 hours after intercourse but works better if taken as soon as possible.
You're right it's a bit confusing right now as to whether a 16 year old needs a prescription or not. Call your pharmacy and ask - they will know what the ruling is in your state at this particular time.
To be honest I think you are better going to a family planning clinic or your family doctor. They will be able to decide if you need to take emergency contraception and will be able to offer you good contraceptive advice for the future.
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