Safe sex is great sex, better wear a latex’cause you don’t want that late text,that “I think I’m late” text.
Truer words were never spoken.
As a sexually active 23 year-old, I’ve experienced my fair share of pregnancy scares (ok, only 3), mostly from failed contraceptives. however, as a fairly responsible female, I’ve taken care of it in a cool, calm and collected manner.
As scary as the situation may be, there are plenty of steps you can take to make sure you dont become a gal mama before your time. we cant all be Tsubasa you know!
Stay as calm as possible. 99% of the time your guy is going to be just as freaked out that the condom broke as you are. you may be full of semen, but that’s HIS sperm making a mad dash to your uterus. besides, freaking out is just going to make you want to throw up which is no fun.
2) Get to a Pharmacy or planned Parenthood
If you’re 17 and above you can get plan B without a prescription at most pharmacys. I’ve never taken the actual plan B pill, so I can’t tell you an exact cost, but according to Planned Parenthood it can cost any where from $10-$70. I have however taken a generic morning after pill called Next Choice, which was $36 from Walgreens.
If you’re 17 and under you will need a prescription to obtain the morning after pill. this means a doctors visit which can run you anywhere from $10 if you have insurance, to $250 depending on where you live. it may cost less if you go to a family planning clinic.
3) take your pill(s) ASAP
Most Morning after pills have a 72 hour time frame where they work best. thats three days by the way. so once youve picked up your pill(s) TAKE IT/THEM. I personally give myself an hour from the ‘event’ to get my pill. Plan B one Step only has one pill to take so thats pretty simple. next Choice has two pills, take the first pill as soon as possible and the second one 12 hours later.
4) Be aware of the side effects
Emergency contraceptive (EC) works by preventing the egg from being (1) released from the ovary (ovulating, (2) fertilized by the sperm (fertilization), or (3) attached to the uterus (implantation).
The side effects that you can expect from emergency contraceptives are the same you would expect from regular birth control:
or menstrual changes (such as spotting or bleeding prior to a period)
Your next period could be heavier or lighter, or earlier or later
5)Once again, STAY CALM
Dont freak out if your period comes a little late. I went a week and a half without a period. this is because the hormones from the EC will more than likely throw your bodys natural cycle off for a little bit. if you go two weeks or longer without a period, you should get a pregnancy test.
Hopefully everybody who is sexually active uses SOME kind of birth control, be it a condom, the pill, or the shot, but accidents happen. But now I hope you’re better prepared in the event that your birth control fails.
But remember Emergency contraceptives are NOT meant to be used as regular birth control, nor will they protect against HIV or STDs, and they wont terminate an existing pregnancy.