Does Douching Prevent Pregnancy?

Angel J (17) writes: I stopped taking my birth control pills for about 3 months and i had sex with my boyfriend and the condom broke and he came, when he came he thought the condom was filling in and pulled it out as fast as he can and he said he came in me just a little. … Continue

Period 9 Days Late, Took Pregnancy Test 5 Days Before Period & Negative

Hey.. My last period was on August 17th and me and my boyfriend have had unprotected sex quite a few times that month before and after my period.. my period is usually late but by a month but last month it was only late by 4 days. it's 9 days late this month (September) and I have had a lot of symptoms like nausea and sore breasts. I took a pregnancy test 5 days before my expected period and it came out negative. Did I take it too early? Could I … Continue

Do tender nipples mean I’m pregnant?

Dear Hannah, I think that I may be pregnant but I’m really not sure.  I know that doctors say that your breasts begin to get swollen or tender when you’re pregnant, but it’s really my nipples that are tender. I’m supposed to get my period around next week, but my doctor’s appointment isn’t until next month. I was wondering, should I wait until my period ends (if it comes) or just wait to go to the doctor? Also, I was wondering, is it possible … Continue

What Are the Different Types of Abortion Procedures?

Scared writes: Hannah I have a question if I think I'm pregnant and I can't have a baby right now what are my options to terminate it?? I know it sounds horrible but I just can't right now it's not an option :( … Continue

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Period 9 Days Late, Took Pregnancy Test 5 Days Before Period & Negative

Hey.. My last period was on August 17th and me and my boyfriend have had unprotected sex quite a few times that month before and after my period.. my period is usually late but by a month but last month it was only late by 4 days. it's 9 days late this month (September) and I have had a lot of symptoms like nausea and sore breasts. I took a pregnancy test 5 days before my expected period and it came out negative. Did I take it too early? Could I … Continue

Morning After Pill Info from the Manufacturers

I thought it might be helpful to have a post where all the emergency contraception data sheets were linked for those of us who like to spend the wee hours of the morning getting glazed eyes peering over the fine print. Plan B One-Step (active ingredient: levonorgestrel) Next Choice (active ingredient: levonorgestrel) Postinor (active ingredient: levonorgestrel) [can't find a US data sheet] Levonelle (active ingredient: levonorgestrel) [can't … Continue

Can I Take Stediril Birth Control as an Emergency Contraceptive?

Mariana (23) writes: I had sex on 3rd of January 2012, the condom slipped after he came. I cannot remember when my last period was; I think on 27th of december. I was told to take 2 Stediril pills then 2 other as I could not find a morning after pill. Apparently they work the same. So I did. Then took pregnancy test before my period they all came out negative. My period eventually came around 20-21st of january. It was very heavy and painful. … Continue

First Time Sex, No Protection, Now Where’s My Period?

Sarah (18) writes: dear hannah or justin.. on the 10th of december for the first time ever i had sex, there was no protection used but it really did not go for long at all, he definitely did not cum and instead we just stopped. my period has always been really irregular and impossible to track but i've done my best and i think it may be up to 12 days late (it is now the 26th of december). … Continue

Cramps & Spotting Instead of Period after Next Choice

Unknown (16) writes: Dear Hannah, I came to you a few days ago saying I took Next Choice 48 hours after having unprotected sex. My last period was on January 5th, lasted until the 10th. I had unprotected sex the night of January 21st, took Next Choice around 6pm on January 23rd. I was due to get my period around February 2nd and yesterday and today I am experiencing period like symptoms. I have cramps and there is some blood on my … Continue

Does Douching Prevent Pregnancy?

Angel J (17) writes: I stopped taking my birth control pills for about 3 months and i had sex with my boyfriend and the condom broke and he came, when he came he thought the condom was filling in and pulled it out as fast as he can and he said he came in me just a little. … Continue

Period Came Early after Sex and Lasted Only 3 Days

Candii (15) writes: I had sex on thursday and the next day my period came but not normal it wuss suppose to come on the 25 but it camed on 18 and only lasted 3 days when it suppose to last 1 week what does that mean? … Continue

When Is the Earliest I Can Take a Home Pregnancy Test?

I am 25yrs and all ready have one child, I would like to know if a could take a home test now. but i do think it is a bit too early what do you say? I am sure my husband released in side me on the 16 september, but i will be having a peroid by end of this week (25 september). This morning when i woke up i started have cramps (period cramps). Ann-Marie (25) … Continue

I Took Plan B One-Step and Haven’t Had My Period

Plan B One-Step, No Period writes: Dear Hannah, I had sex last Friday, May 14. The condom completely broke at some point, but it was definitely some time pre-ejaculation. I took Plan B One-Step about 5 hours later. My period tends to run irregular on occasion and sometimes comes late. I should have started my period 2-3 days ago. I have taken two pregnancy tests, both of which were negative. Is it too early to tell? The Plan B box said I'm … Continue

What Are the Different Types of Abortion Procedures?

Scared writes: Hannah I have a question if I think I'm pregnant and I can't have a baby right now what are my options to terminate it?? I know it sounds horrible but I just can't right now it's not an option :( … Continue

Does Plan B Cause Vaginal Discharge?

Worried (16) writes: Hi Hannah, I had unprotected sex 13 days ago and took Plan B 48 hours later then took the second pill 12 hours later. I am due to get my period today or any day now. But I am experiencing some vaginal discharge. It is odorless, but is kind of like a watery, sticky kind of discharge. Any idea what's going on? - - - - - - Dear Worried, Vaginal discharge comes in all "shapes and colors." Truthfully, I'm not aware of … Continue

I’m 16 with Symptoms of Pregnancy but Negative HPT

Leilani (age 16) writes, "hi, im 16 and i'm having symptoms of pregnancy. My breasts are tender/sore but arent that sore. I'm very tired. I'm nausea, and i threw up last night. I feel very bloated and my lower ab is round. I last had my period april 31 and ended may 6. Me and my bf last had sex sometime in april and we usually wear a condom then take it off and he pulls out. I took a pregnancy test 3 days ago and it came out negative. Could i … Continue

Messing Around with Boyfriend, Took Plan B

Concerned (20) writes: A couple of days ago, my boyfriend and I were fooling around and though he never actually went inside me, his penis did come in contact with my vaginal area a few times and a little while later, he fingered me. I got worried that I might get pregnant from this because there was no protection involved so I took Plan B within 24 hours. I'm supposed to have started my period any day now so I really don't think I've ovulated at … Continue

Should I Take the Morning after Pill a Week Later?

Paranoid&confused (15) writes: Me and my boyfriend had sex about a week ago and I'm still young I have my life planned out I know what I where I want my life to go. I always told myself that I was going to wait till I got married but then it just happened and we didn't use protection and he didn't cum inside me but I'm worried about the pre cum. Anyways my question is should I take the Morning After Pill even thou its been almost a week and … Continue

Too Early to Take Pregnancy Test 2 Weeks after Ovulation?

My husband and I are trying to conceive. My last period was Sept. 2 and I ovulated on Sept. 7 (took an ovulation test). I took a pregnancy test today Sept. 20 and it was negative, is it to early to detect with a home pregnancy test? I am expecting my next period Sept. 28. Libby - - - - - - Dear Libby, Yes, most urine based home pregnancy tests (and even many blood based pregnancy tests) aren't sensitive enough to detect hCG (the … Continue

Extra Tired, Sore Breasts, Nauseous – Am I Pregnant?

Marie (age 23) writes, "The first day of my last period was March 24. I had my regular heavy period which lasted 6 days. my husband and I had sex at least 4 times during the following two weeks. I had not been on birth control for about 2 1/2 months prior to March 24th. I didn't start taking birth control again until around April 16th. On May 17 I had been cramping and thought i was starting my period, i saw very light color blood when i went to … Continue

How Soon after the Depo Shot Can I Get Pregnant?

Well I had unprotected sex 3 times on November 11th and since then I've felt kinda weird, sore breasts for a couple days, nausea, funny feeling in my lower abdomen, dizziness, headache, not wanting to eat a lot, feeling bloated. … Continue