im 16 and not on the pill and had sex without a condom today, i dont know what to do and im not telling my parents. help?
sex without a condom and no pill: im 16 and not on the... - BASHH
You can get emergency contraception from your GP, family planning clinics, Sexual Health / GUM clinics and from A&E. Some pharmacies can sell it also.
It is confidential and you don't need a parent to take you.
Best to get it ASAP but you can take it up to 5 days after.
Don't forget to get a sexual health screen for chlamydia etc in two weeks also in case you have caught something.
It's worth thinking about going on a regular method of contraception also. You can discuss that at a family planning / sexual health clinic or with your GP.
There are two kinds of emergency contraceptive pill. Levonelle has to be taken within 72 hours (three days) of sex, and ellaOne has to be taken within 120 hours (five days) of sex. It’s thought that ellaOne is more effective than Levonelle. The sooner you take Levonelle or ellaOne, the more effective it will be.
Either pill can make you feel sick, dizzy or tired, or give you a headache, tender breasts or abdominal pain. Both can also make your period earlier or later than usual.
If you’re sick (vomit) within two hours of taking Levonelle, or three hours of taking ellaOne, seek medical advice as you will need to take another dose or have an IUD fitted. If you use the IUD as emergency contraception, it can be left in as your regular contraceptive method.
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