Ask the Health Educator: Could I Get Pregnant My First Time?

Question from May 8, 2015

it was my first time, I had sex 1 week before I was supposed to start my period, could I still get pregnant?

Answer:

Yes, it is possible that you could have gotten pregnant. Anytime a person has sex, especially sex without a condom, it is possible to start a pregnancy. Come in as soon as possible for a pregnancy test and to start a method of birth control, if the pregnancy test result is negative.

Ask the Health Educator: Plan B and Possible Pregnancy

Question from May 5, 2015

I took plan b the beggining of April and had a normal period in march its now may and I still haven’t had my period was spose to start april 27 or 28 I have a normal 28 day cycle. I had unprotected sex the 25th of April and the begging of may could I be pregnant or is it the plan b messing with my cycle

Answer:

Anytime you have unprotected sex, you could become pregnant. The only way to know for sure would be to take a pregnancy test. Since you took Plan B to prevent pregnancy in the past, it sounds like you are not ready to be a parent. In that case, it would be best for you to start a reliable method of birth control. Plan B should be used for emergency situations only and not as regular means of preventing pregnancy.

Please come in as soon as possible for a pregnancy test and if the results are negative, we can also start you on a method of birth control. We hope to see you soon.

Ask the Health Educator: Abusive Relationship

Question from May 4, 2015

My boyfriend abuses me, but he doesn’t say sorry or anything the next day. What should I do?

Answer:

Abuse is NEVER ok. Even if the person does apologize, they have NO RIGHT to ever abuse you. Project Safe is a local group that works with teens in abusive relationships. Text them at 706-765-8019 to talk to someone about what you can do to keep yourself safe. You can also visit loveisrespect.org to learn more about the warning signs of unhealthy and abusive relationships.

Ask the Health Educator: Late Period

Question from April 25, 2015

My periods have never been normal so I never know when they are coming. I had episodes of spotting and cramping monthly about 6 months ago and my Dr recently sent me. For an ultra sound and internal. Scope to check for pcos and everything came back normal. I had unprotected sex within the last few days of March and roughly 10-14 days later (I really wasn’t keeping track of dates) I had light pink discharge when I wiped.. This was a week ago now and I never got my period or anything since.. I’ve been really tired for the last two weeks.. Especially when it’s time to wake up I usually can’t get out of bed till noon. Any suggestions?

Answer:

Anytime you have sex, especially unprotected sex, there is a chance you could become pregnant. The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. My suggestion to you would be to first come in for a pregnancy test. If it is negative, we can start you on a method of birth control so that you won’t become pregnant before you are ready. Just because your periods are irregular, that does not mean you cannot get pregnant. We hope to see you soon!

Ask the Health Educator: Missed Period

Question from April 15, 2015

Hi.., i’m 16 and iv been sexually active. My last period was on feb 4. I had sex feb 21 2x that day first time was not protective sex but the second time it was and I haven’t had my period in 2 months. Went to a a pregnancy center and toke 2 test and came out Negative. What could be wrong ?

Answer:

There are many reasons why you may have missed your period, but it doesn’t sound like pregnancy is one of them. If you are on a method of birth control like the depo shot or the implant, one of the common side effects is missed or irregular periods. From time to time, some women will miss periods due to hormonal changes the body. There are also some women who will have irregular periods throughout their lives. If you have more questions about why you may be missing periods, see a gynecologist.

Ask the Health Educator: Chlamydia

Question from April 8, 2015

If u haven’t had ur period yet and you’ve had sex can u get chlamydia?

Answer:

Yes. If you have had sex, especially sex without a condom, there is a chance you could get Chlamydia or any other STD. Whether or not you have had a period has nothing to do with getting an STD. You can get one whether you have had your period or not. Although, if you have missed your period and are not on a method of birth control, there is a chance you could be pregnant. Teen Matters offers FREE birth control and STD services. Please come see us as soon as possible.

Ask the Health Educator: Irregular Periods

Question from April 1, 2015

in February i had a extremely light 3 day period, in march i had no period. i took an at-home pregnancy test and it came back negative. i also took STD test at the health department, they all came back negative. if i am not pregnant and i do not have any STDs why have i not had my period?

Answer:

There are many different reasons why a person may miss or have irregular periods. Sometimes hormone changes, especially common in teens, can cause missed periods. If you are on a method of birth control, like the implant or the depo shot, a common side effect is missed or irregular periods. Some women will also experience irregular periods throughout their lives; that just how their body works. If you are sexually active, it is still important for you to use a method of birth control even if your periods continue to be irregular. You could still become pregnant. If you continue to have irregular or missed periods, and would like to know why, you would need to visit a gynecologist for additional testing and information.

Ask the Health Educator: Unprotected Sex – Can I Get Pregnant?

Question from March 21, 2015

If I did my period on the 19 February 2015 and I had unprotected sex on the 1 march 2015 can I get pregnant

ANSWER:

Yes. Anytime a person has sex, they could become pregnant, especially if they are not on a method of birth control. Come in to your nearest clinic for a pregnancy test and to start a method of birth control so that you will be protected against pregnancy. We hope to see you soon!

Ask the Health Educator: Can I Be Pregnant?

Question from March 10, 2015

Seen my period on 02/10/2015 haven’t came yet and I’m not getting any menstrual signs can I be pregnant

Answer:

Since today is March 10, your period will probably be starting soon. If you have been having sex, especially sex without a condom and you are not on a method of birth control, it is possible you could be pregnant. The only way to know for sure would be to take a pregnancy test. If you are on a method of birth control such as the shot or the Implant, missed or skipped periods are a common and normal side effect. If you are not on birth control and if your period does not start within the next week, come to Teen Matters for a pregnancy test.