Posted on: October 31, 2019
Pulling out was a flop? Well… using the pull out method (also called withdrawal), is a bit like gambling – you’re in danger every time you play.
So get back behind the wheel and take the necessary steps to clear out the risks you face now:
1. Unintended pregnancy. Kids are cool, but it’s not easy to have one when you’re a kid yourself. You can use emergency contraception (often called the morning after pill) after unprotected sex happened. For the best chance for it to work, you should take the emergency pill as soon as possible. Emergency contraceptives are most effective when taken within 12-24 hours after unprotected sex.
2. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This is a high risk in any unprotected sexual activity - get yourself tested to make sure you’re still healthy, or to get the right treatment if you aren’t. And remember: not all STIs do cause symptoms!
There is only one contraceptive which protects you against the risk of HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and that is condoms.