I recently had unprotected sex while taking antibiotics (medicine used to treat infection) and antifungals (medicine used to treat fungal infections). Could I be pregnant?Updated 3 March 2020 under Ask Us.
Great question, thank you. For many years, there was a misconception surrounding the interaction between antibiotics and oral contraceptives (the pill). While there are a very few antibiotics such as […]Read more »
I’ve had a hormonal for nearly 3 years (expires in September). Originally, it completely stopped my period but recently I started bleeding and peeing more frequently. Is this normal?Updated 20 February 2020 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question. A hormonal implant is an alternative form of birth control, containing the hormone progestin. The implant is a small thin piece of flexible plastic that […]Read more »
My boyfriend and I want to have sex but I’m afraid of getting pregnant. We plan to use condoms but should we wait until I am on the birth control pill?Updated 7 August 2018 under Ask Us.
Waiting to have sex until you are on birth control pills is the best choice to prevent pregnancy since the pill is more effective than condoms alone. Latex condoms lower […]Read more »
If the condom was to break or slip off inside of my vagina, with semen in it and only a little bit got in my vagina, could I still get pregnant?Updated 27 March 2018 under Ask Us.
Yes, you absolutely could still become pregnant! Even if the tear in the condom is tiny, it’s still big enough for sperm to leak out and reach an egg. This […]Read more »
If I go on birth control to help me have a regular period would it still help me not get pregnant?Updated 5 March 2018 under Ask Us.
Yes! The Pill has many benefits besides regulating your period. It is very effective in preventing pregnancy if you take it exactly as you are supposed– one pill a day, […]Read more »
I’ve had my Nexplanon implant for around a year with absolutely no bleeding (except for the first week I got it inserted) and about 2 months ago I started a very heavy period and it has not shown any signs of stopping. This bleeding is painful and I’m not sure how much longer I can take it!Updated 13 February 2018 under Ask Us.
Nexplanon (a type of birth control that is implanted under the skin of a women’s upper arm and lasts for at least 3 years) is very effective in preventing unplanned […]Read more »
Hello! So, I’m 15 and I have been thinking about getting the bar (Hormonal implant). I don’t know if I’m too young or if it’s unreasonable for me to get it. Should I get the bar?Updated 3 January 2018 under Ask Us.
The hormonal implant is a safe and long term birth control option for healthy teens and adult women, however different states and different health clinics have various policies on whether […]Read more »
Cystic Fibrosis: ContraceptionUpdated 11 November 2019 under Health Guides.
Women with CF are able to get pregnant. An unplanned pregnancy can have a big effect on your health. Some CF medications are “teratogenic,” meaning that they can cause birth […]Read more »
I’m 16 and I’m still a virgin. I’m not on the pill and I want to have sex. If I have sex and the guy wears a condom what are the chances of getting pregnant?Updated 30 March 2017 under Ask Us.
Condoms are very effective in lowering your risk for most sexually transmitted infections (STIs); however, they are only 82% effective with typical use in preventing pregnancy. This means that out […]Read more »
It’s been my first month on the Depo-Provera shot and I haven’t started my period at all! Is that normal and could I be pregnant?Updated 9 March 2016 under Ask Us.
What you describe sounds normal. Most girls/women get their first Depo-Provera® injection (shot) during the first five days of a normal menstrual period. You are then protected from pregnancy right […]Read more »