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Help! My Contraception Failed I Donít Want To Be Pregnant!

So, you went to your mateís house party, you got carried away with a guy you quite fancied, the alcohol didnít exactly help! You ended up having sex and the condom split Ė or you didnít bother with one. Now in the cold day of light youíre worried about being pregnant. You feel scared, vulnerable, alone. You think heís a nice guy but you certainly donít want to start making babies with him! Youíre too embarrassed to tell your family or your mates Ė you donít want it all round the school. Youíre even worried about getting help from your doctor.

This sounds like a real mess, doesnít it? But it isnít! Donít worry, GPís have heard this scenario hundreds of times before. And theyíre not there to judge you. They are there to help you and your situation and to care for your well being. And to reassure you of this, I popped out and chatted to Andrew who is a local GP. He told me many facts and information so I could pass it onto you guys. This way we can get to the bottom of this "feeling too scared to go to the doctors" malarkey.

Here some facts that migh make you feel more comfortable.

  1. Andrew will see at least one girl every week, who has been in a similar situation. So if you do ever have to visit your GP because your contraception has failed, never think you are alone Ďcos its happening all the time. And the odds are that your particular doctor saw somebody just like you last week.

  2. The important issue is to not rely on the Morning After Pill as your usual contraception. If you make sure you use traditional contraception every single time then "MAP" can just be a back up if your other contraception fails e.g. the condom splits.

  3. Andrew will a see, on average, one person a week who will need to be treated for a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STI). Thrush being the most common infection amongst us girls.

  4. So, once again, if you do notice any changes to your bodily functions donít be freaked out! It does occur very often and your doctor will have seen it before and will help you.

  5. The important thing to remember is that as long as you use condoms you will be protecting yourself as much as possible against nasty STIs. And us girlies will be preventing the blokes from the very common infection of Thrush.

Anyway those are the facts, but read on and see Andrewís advice on what to do if you need to see a doctor urgently to get help.

Read:

What a Doctor has to say about the Morning After Pill

The Morning After Pill- The Facts

What to do if your pregnant

Helplines


Links:

Sexwise
Website: www.ruthinking.co.uk
Tel: 0800 28 29 30

Brook Advisory Centres
Website: www.brook.org.uk
Tel: 0800 0185 023

Family Planning Association
Website: www.fpa.org.uk
Tel: 0171 837 4044

Remember!!! - Having sex under the age of 16 in the UK is illegal

- Vick

If you believe the media we're all having sex, myth or the truth?
Is everybody having sex?
No, I'm not and my friends and everybody else just lie and exaggerate
Yeah but not as much as everybody makes out about
Yes, I am and so is everbody I know


Safe Sex
Would you or do you practise safe sex?
Yeah, you're stupid not to
Depends on the circumstances and the situation
No

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©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick


©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick