“Just this one time” doesn’t cut it. If you’re not on contraception, you can get pregnant the first time you have sex, and any time after, as long as you are menstruating. One of the most prevalent birth control myths is that cutting sex short before ejaculation, or “pulling out”, prevents pregnancy. But during intercourse, sperm can enter the vagina long before orgasm.
The only responsible choice is to use a reliable form of contraception. Remember though, that condoms are the only form of contraception that protects against STDs. Even if you’re on the pill, patch or ring, one unprotected encounter can leave you infected with something that last way past that night. Always insist on taking the steps that protect your health and best interests.
Reviewed 7/7- Suzanne Friedman
Video 1: Birth Control: Overview
Video 2: Birth Control: Hormonal Methods
Video 3: Birth Control: Barrier Methods
Video 4: Birth Control: Emergency
Video 5: Birth Control: Surgical Methods
Video 6: Birth Control Myths
Video 7: Remember the Pill
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