Well I'm planning on having sex for my first time ever. I'm wondering if this is a good plan, first use vcf with a male condom and then right after take the plan b one step pill to absolutely make sure I don't get pregnant! Tell me your opinion!
No, not a good plan. You are doing ok up to the plan B. Plan B is an emergency contraception for if the condom breaks or in cases of rape. It is not intended to be used as birth control. It is a massive dose of hormones and will mess up your cycle for months. You can't keep taking it either. If you're planning to be sexually active you should get on a reliable method of birth control.
If you use a condom properly with a spermicidal foam or jelly, you should be protected. You dont need the Plan b unless the condom would break (even then, that is what the spermicide is for but Plan b would add extra insurance but ONLY in the event of the condom break). As my friend kaismama mentioned, it is NOT to be used as birth control. If you want to be smart about planning your first sexual episode (and believe me, I applaud you for being intelligent enough to think it out before having sex-shows maturity!!) you would do best to see your Dr or local family planning clinic and get a regular form of birth control like the Pill, then wait the initial waiting period (can be as soon as 7 days) then have sex and you dont have to worry about it. The pill is much more effective than Plan b. It is much better to prevent pregnancy beforehand than try to do so after sex. Plan b can mess your cycle up for months AND it has side effects that are much like pregnancy so it sometimes causes much more anxiety than it alleviates. You have your whole life ahead of you and there is no reason to rush into sexual activity. If you can wait and plan a little longer, the pill, Nuva-ring or the like would be the best option for you!
- Plan B Information for Consumers
- Plan B Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plan B (detailed)
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