Back to Sexual health. Information for young people on where to get help if you have had unprotected sex. Having sex without protection is risky.
This is definitely not something to make a habit of though, one day the consequences might be a little more than you bargained for. Act fast. Emergency contraception can be used up to 72 hours after unprotected sex but it is proven to be most effective within the first 12 hours.
Click to talk to a trained teen volunteer. Can you help? With the above question, for example, by being on the pill they are totally taking steps to protect themselves from pregnancy.
Sperm can live inside your uterus for up to five days after having sex, and pregnancy can only occur if there are sperm in your uterus or fallopian tubes when you ovulate. For many women, ovulation occurs around day 14 of your cycle. For example, if you have sex toward the end of your period and you ovulate early, you can conceive. Using birth control, condoms, or another method of protection is always the safest way to prevent pregnancy.
She's no teenager, and I have to admit I'd thought she would know better. Unprotected sex. At one point or another, we've all had it haven't we?
Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based sexual health writer and activist, is here to calm your nerves and answer your questions. Q: I always use condoms when I have sex. I'm not on the pill, but the thing is, sometimes I miss unprotected sex I was on the pill before.
You begin to cuddle, and then you start making out. One thing leads to another, and you both let yourselves get taken away by the heat of the moment and forget to wear a condom or use some other form of contraception. Accidents happen.
So you had a one-night stand. Instead, focus on what you can control: lowering your risk for UTIs. Around 80 percent of women who get UTIs have had sex in the past 24 hours. It clears out the urethra, sweeping bacteria along with it.
Can I be pregnant? Most importantly, What do I do now? CAPS Pregnancy Clinics are a safe place for women and couples to visit after unprotected or unsafe sex.