so I had sex for the first time last week, he used a condom but it broke but he still pulled out before finishing. I was still kind of freaking out so I bought plan b the next day. Then the next day we got alittle heated and went at it again. This time condom didn't break. Now it's been 5 days since taking plan b and I noticed today some slight spotting. Not a lot at all but enough to freak me out. I've also been having a little stomach ache in the morning. Should I be worried about pregnancy or worried in general?
This is the side effects of plan b. You're period will probably be late too. Pulling out is not a method of birth control. My advice to you is get on some birth control because based on what I see here condoms certainly aren't reliable. Birth control pills are more effective then plan B, and you should not take plan B more then a few times a year.
These are just normal side effects of Plan b. You can probably expect your next scheduled period to be late as well so dont flip out when that happens! It sounds to me like you are becoming sexually active now so it is time to be getting on a reliable form of birth control. Condoms are good but you should always, always pair them with spermicidal jelly, foam, cream or other form of spermicide. Condoms alone are not effective enough. If you get a tear or a break, spermicide will help kill the escaping sperm. When your partner dons the condom, he needs to be sure to leave a little pouch hanging off the end. There is a little "sperm reservoir" built in at the tip and this has to be left hanging off the end. If he pulls the condom down too far over the head of the penis, it will break the condom when he ejaculates (or even before he ejaculates).
Even condoms and spermicide together are not as effective as hormonal contraceptives like birth control pills, implants like Nexplanon/Implanon, Nuva Ring, Depo Provera shots, Ortho Evra patches etc. Then there are IUDs like Paragard or Mirena and barrier methods like the diaphragm and these work better for women who cannot tolerate the birth control hormones (Mirena does have hormones though-Paragard does not and the diaphragm is strictly a barrier-it keeps sperm from reaching an egg). Birth control pills are probably the most commonly used method and it is 98-99.9% effective when it is used perfectly (taking them every day at exactly the same time each day). Implants like Nexplanon/Implanon or IUDs work well for women who want long term solutions and for women who have trouble remembering to take her pill each day or forgets to replace her Ring/Patch or forgets to get her shots on time. There are a lot of different methods out there, you just have to find what works best for you then use it consistently and then sex can be enjoyable, spontaneous and without worry! It is pretty easy to get birth control these days. You can see a gynecologist but if you are still in school or under 18, you may be better served by going to your local family planning clinic. many clinics offer free or low cost birth control options to students and they often price according to income for non students. The best favor you could do for yourself is to get yourself on some reliable method of birth control.
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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