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I’ve taken 2 pregnancy tests that have come back negative…

…but I have a bump starting to form and I have tiredness, boob soreness and growing, and I’m peeing a lot. I don’t know what to do please help.

There can be many symptoms of pregnancy, but those symptoms can be inconclusive. All of the symptoms that you’ve described can be signs of things other than pregnancy (like your period or an infection).

Someone’s period can actually fluctuate based on what’s going on in their life.  This means that stresssicknesschange in physical activity, or even worrying about being pregnant can make a period act differently.

The only way to know for sure it you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. If you take a pregnancy test 14 days after unprotected sex, you will receive an accurate result.

If you have taken two negative pregnancy tests since your most recent unprotected sex, trust that result. But you may want to consider seeing a doctor to make sure, and/or to access your other symptoms.

You can make an appointment at Teen Clinic by calling 303-442-5160. Click here to see our hours at both our Boulder and Longmont locations.

I gave my boyfriend a hand job and he came. Then we had vaginal sex. Is pregnancy possible?

For pregnancy to happen, semen has to come into contact with the vagina in some way. This can include if someone has semen on their hands and touch your vagina, if someone ejaculates near your vagina, or if there’s semen on a penis before it enters your vagina.

So even if your boyfriend ejaculated outside of your body, by putting his penis inside of your body semen could’ve still been present- putting the risk of pregnancy on the table. Unless your boyfriend washed his penis or put on a condom before you had vaginal sex, pregnancy could happen.

It’s important to note that the only way to 100% prevent STIs and unplanned pregnancy is to practice abstinence. Abstinence is when someone refrains from oral, anal, or vaginal sex.

But there are ways to help reduce your risk of transmitting an STI or having an unplanned pregnancy.

Teen Clinic offers many forms of birth control. And although birth control methods can be up to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy, they are not effective in preventing STIs.  It’s a great idea to consider condoms  and dental dams when you’re engaging in sexual activities. If used correctly and consistently, condoms can help prevent pregnancy and STI transmission by up to 98%! Teen Clinic offers free condoms and dental dams.

If you have any questions or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, give us a call at 303-442-5160.

I recently had unprotected vaginal and anal sex for the first time. My partner pulled out of me a couple minutes after we started having vaginal intercourse and we began having anal shortly after…

…He came inside of me and I’m afraid it dripped down to my vaginal opening. I can’t afford Plan B, I’m 16 and a half. I know it wasn’t a very good idea in the first place, but is there anywhere I could possibly get a free Plan B?

In order for someone to get pregnant, semen needs to come into direct contact with the vagina. But even if someone does not ejaculate in the vagina, there is still a risk of pregnancy. If someone ejaculates on the outside of the body but still near the vagina, sperm can travel in to the vagina, putting them at risk of pregnancy.

If someone is having unprotected sex, but they don’t ejaculate in or near their  partner, pregnancy can still be possible as well because of something called pre-cum (or pre-ejaculate). Pre-cum is something that everyone with a penis does when arousal happens. Pre-cum—officially called pre-ejaculate—is a clear, sticky fluid released by the penis between the beginning of arousal and ejaculation.

Although pre-ejaculate does not contain sperm when it is produced, it can pick up leftover sperm in the urethra. This means that pre-ejaculate can contain sperm when it leaves the body, creating a risk for pregnancy.  Pre-ejaculate can also transmit STIs.

So even though your partner ejaculated during anal sex, if sperm traveled to the vagina opening, pregnancy could be possible. Or, if pre-ejaculate was released during vaginal sex, pregnancy could be a possibility as well.

But the good news is that Teen Clinic offers free or low-cost and confidential sexual health services. If you are 17 and under, all of our services are completely free!

Plan B may be anywhere from $30-60 at a pharmacy, but at Teen Clinic the most someone will pay for it is $3!

We have Teen Clinic at both our Boulder and Longmont locations. You can find our hours here, and find out more about pricing here.

The best way to avoid pregnancy is to use forms of birth control consistently and correctly. Teen Clinic offers all different types of birth control. Call us at 303-442-5160 if you have more questions or want to make an appointment!

If I were to be pregnant on the Nexplanon, would it show up positive on a pregnancy test?

Great question!

If someone where pregnant while on the Nexplanon, they could take a pregnancy test and still get an accurate result. The Nexplanon would not interfere with the results of a pregnancy test.

If you are on the Nexplanon and think you may be pregnant, you can make an appointment at Teen Clinic and get a free or low-cost test. Give us a call at 303-442-5160 for more information.

I’m on the contraceptive pill but haven’t taken it for a couple of weeks now. My boyfriend ejaculated inside me. What are the chances I could be pregnant?

The birth control pill is an effective form of hormonal birth control. An important part of this though is that in order for the pill to be effective, it needs to be taken at the same time every day. If the pill is taken at the same time every day, it will be up to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy!

Because you have been off of your pills for a couple of weeks, you are not protected from pregnancy at all. The only way the pill would be effective is if you’re taking it at the same time every day. If you miss more than a few days, you are no longer protected.

If you are finding yourself forgetting to take your pill often, it may be a good idea to think about using a different hormonal method. There are several other hormonal birth control methods that are very effective. You can check those out here.

Because your partner ejaculated inside of you, you are at risk of pregnancy. You can take a pregnancy test 14 days after unprotected sex to get an accurate result.

Teen Clinic offers pregnancy tests. Click here to see our hours at both our Boulder and Longmont locations and to make an appointment. If you are under 18, all of our services are completely free! If you are 18 or 19, there may be a small fee based on your income. You can see our pricing table here.

My boyfriend and I had sex 9 days ago when I wasn’t fertile (I use a period calendar), and he ejaculated inside of me…

…My period was supposed to come 6 days ago, but it hasn’t came. Is there any way that I could be pregnant?

Many people think that they cannot get pregnant if they have unprotected sex while on their period. In reality, pregnancy depends on ovulation- the process in which an egg is released. Ovulation can happen at any time during someone’s period, making pregnancy possible during the period.

Unless you are practicing the natural family planning method, it can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to know when exactly you are ovulating. This means that even if you keep a period calendar, you need to be also keeping track of ovulation by doing things like taking your temperature and checking your cervical mucus daily. This method is often used after consulting a doctor. A doctor would advise you on how to correctly use this method.

With that being said, it’s important to say that pregnancy is possible whenever semen comes in contact with the vagina. If you are having unprotected sex, there is a risk for pregnancy. The length of time between the beginning of menstruation and ovulation can vary from month to month based upon a person’s hormonal balance.  In some people, ovulation can occur before menstrual bleeding has stopped, allowing that person to be fertile during their period.

Did you know that sperm can also survive inside the vagina for 2-3 days under normal conditions?  If that person ovulates several days after bleeding has stopped, they may become pregnant from sperm left in the vaginal canal during intercourse.  Many people may also experience bleeding during ovulation, which can be mistaken for menstruation.  The best way to avoid pregnancy is to use forms of birth control consistently and correctly.

You can take a pregnancy test 14 days after your most recent sexual contact to get an accurate result. Teen Clinic offers pregnancy tests for free or at a low-cost. Call us to make an appointment to get a pregnancy test.

For birth control options or to find out more on the natural family planning method, check out our pages on Prevention Methods or call Teen Clinic at 303.442.5160 for a personalized consult!

 

My boyfriend and I mutually masturbated with each other and he ejaculated…

…but our hands went from our own genitals to each others’ genitals afterward. But his penis never went into my vagina. Is there any chance we could get an STI or become pregnant?

This is a great question. Let’s start off by saying that mutual masturbation can be a low-risk way to express sexuality. With that being said, there are precautions that someone would need to take in order to reduce their risk of STI transmission and/or pregnancy.

Any time someone comes into contact with one or more of the four modes of transmission, they can be at risk of STI (or sexually transmitted infection) transmission.  The four modes of transmission are…

  • Blood
  • Skin to skin contact
  • Sexual fluids (semen and vaginal fluids)
  • Mother to child (breastmilk and vaginal delivery)

In order for someone to contract an STI, they would need to engage in sexual activity with a person who already has an STI in which one or more of these modes would come into play.

Because you or your partner may have had sexual fluids on your hands before touching each others’ genitals, risk of STI transmission can be possible. Risk of transmission this way is less common, but can happen.

As far as pregnancy goes, if semen was on either person’s hands and could’ve come into contact with the vagina, pregnancy could be a possibility as well. Again, risk of pregnancy is less likely this way, but can occur. Any time semen comes near the opening of the vagina, sperm can move into the vagina and cause a pregnancy.

When someone is using their hands or fingers to sexually stimulate someone, it’s very important to emphasize hygiene as well. It’s important to make sure you and your partner are washing your hands with an unscented soap before sexual stimulation begins. If you wash your hands before touching each other, you can wash away any sexual fluids that may have been present before- which can eliminate risk of STI transmission or pregnancy.

Although STIs can be common, remember that they are preventable! Washing your hands, using condoms or dental dams, and using birth control can help drastically reduce your risk of STI  transmission or pregnancy.

My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex about 24 days ago. Is it safe to go ahead and take a pregnancy test or should I wait?

In order to get an accurate result on a pregnancy test, you will need to wait 2 weeks (14 days) after sex to take it. After 2 weeks, you can take a pregnancy test and trust the result given.

Teen Clinic offers pregnancy tests on a appointment basis. Click here to see our hours at both our Boulder and Longmont locations. If you are under 18, all of our services are completely free! If you are 18 or 19, there may be a small fee based on your income. You can see our pricing table here.

Pregnancy can only occur when the penis enters the vagina right? What if the male ejaculates but the penis is not inserted? Is there a chance of pregnancy?

In order for someone to get pregnant, semen needs to come into direct contact with the vagina. But even if someone does not ejaculate in the vagina, there is still a risk of pregnancy. If someone ejaculates on the outside of the body but still near the vagina, sperm can travel in to the vagina, putting them at risk of pregnancy.

If someone is having unprotected sex, but they don’t ejaculate in or near their  partner, pregnancy can still be possible as well because of something called pre-cum (or pre-ejaculate). Pre-cum is something that everyone with a penis does when arousal happens. Pre-cum—officially called pre-ejaculate—is a clear, sticky fluid released by the penis between the beginning of arousal and ejaculation.  Doctors believe that pre-ejaculate helps make the urethra and the vagina less acidic, allowing sperm to survive longer.  Some people release a small amount of pre-ejaculate; others may release quite a bit.

Although pre-ejaculate does not contain sperm when it is produced, it can pick up leftover sperm in the urethra. This means that pre-ejaculate can contain sperm when it leaves the body, creating a risk for pregnancy.  Pre-ejaculate can also transmit STIs.

Did you know that sperm can also survive inside the vagina for 2-3 days under normal conditions?  If that person ovulates several days after bleeding has stopped, they may become pregnant from sperm left in the vaginal canal during intercourse.

The best way to avoid pregnancy is to use forms of birth control consistently and correctly. Teen Clinic offers all different types of birth control. Call us at 303-442-5160 if you have more questions or want to make an appointment!

Can you get pregnant on the last day of your period?

This is a great question. Many people think that they cannot get pregnant if they have unprotected sex while on their period. In reality, pregnancy depends on ovulation- the process in which an egg is released. Ovulation can happen at any time during someone’s period, making pregnancy possible during the period.

Unless you are practicing the natural family planning method, it can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to know when exactly you are ovulating.

With that being said, it’s important to say that pregnancy is possible whenever semen comes in contact with the vagina. If you are having unprotected sex, even if you are on your period, there is a risk for pregnancy. The length of time between the beginning of menstruation and ovulation can vary from month to month based upon a woman’s hormonal balance.  In some people, ovulation can occur before menstrual bleeding has stopped, allowing that person to be fertile during their period.

Did you know that sperm can also survive inside the vagina for 2-3 days under normal conditions?  If that person ovulates several days after bleeding has stopped, they may become pregnant from sperm left in the vaginal canal during intercourse.  Many people may also experience bleeding during ovulation, which can be mistaken for menstruation.  The best way to avoid pregnancy is to use forms of birth control consistently and correctly.

For birth control options, check out our pages on Prevention Methods or call Teen Clinic at 303.442.5160 for a personalized consult!