Unprotected sex? Do something now!

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Are you a woman who has had sex with a man without using a condom or another type of contraceptive? Then you risk getting pregnant.

Did you have unprotected sex in the last 5 days? And do you want to avoid pregnancy? Then you can still do something to prevent it happening.

Checklist: could you be pregnant?

You can get pregnant if you're a woman who's had sex with a man without using a reliable contraceptive. Did you get semen in your vagina during sex and ...

  • … you take the pill, but have missed one?
  • … you vomited or had diarrhoea within 3 hours of taking the pill?
  • … you take the pill and have been taking an antibiotic too?
  • … the only contraceptive you used was a condom and it tore?
  • … you had sex without taking the pill, or using a condom or another contraceptive?
  • … something went wrong with your vaginal ring, contraceptive patch, injection or implant, or an IUD or IUS coil?

Was your answer to any of these questions: ‘yes’? Then you might be pregnant. 

Possible pregnancy: what now?

  1. 1. Do you want to avoid pregnancy?
    Get the morning after pill at a pharmacy or chemist as soon as possible. You don't need a prescription.

    2. Do you want to be pregnant?
    If you do want to be pregnant, all you have to do is wait and see if it happens. 

Want to know if you are pregnant?

How can you check if you're pregnant?

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Worried you might be pregnant?

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Guys, you can do something too!

You both decided to have unprotected sex. So if she’s pregnant, you should both take responsibility. Contraception is not only down to the woman! What can you do?

Do you both want to avoid a pregnancy? Go to a pharmacy or chemist together and buy a morning after pill. Would she prefer to have an emergency coil (IUD) fitted? Go with her to the doctor’s practice or to a Sense clinic.

Does she want to get pregnant against your wishes? Or do you want to be a father, and she doesn't want to have children? Respect her choice; don't get angry if she doesn't want the same as you. Find a solution together, one that makes you both happy. Go to your doctor, a Sense clinic, or a pregnancy advisory service like FIOM or Siriz for help and advice.