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First of all I would like to say thank you for reading this and trying to help me in any way whatsoever. I greatly appreciate it. Now it's time to move on to my issue. So I normally get my period on either the 19th, 20th, or 21st. It still isn't here. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex on the 18th but you can't really call it sex. It lasted about 10 seconds because I decided not to continue since I was nervous with it. He didn't ejaculate or anything so no sperm was around me. I'm just confused as to why it's so late? It's been late only a couple of times before but never this late. I'm 17 years old by the way. I'm worried so much and it's freaking me out. Lately my schedule has changed. It's Spring Break and I've been having to wake up at 8 a.m to take care of my mom since she was involved in an accident last Wednesday. I traveled to town a lot with her the passed couple of days and have been more active than usual. Can having sex a day before your period is due to come delay it? I don't have a way to get a pregnancy test and I really don't want my parents finding out. What can I do? I'm so scared and nervous. My boyfriend and I decided that if it's not here soon we're going to talk to his mom about it since she went through all this when she was 15 and maybe she'll be more understanding. I'm just so scared, please help me :(

asked Apr 24 '14 at 12:42

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Ikalavelma Samalima


Hope you might have got your periods by now. It is wrong to assume that periods should come on the same date every month. It depends on your cycle length and the date when you expect your periods to come can shift by a couple of days every month. Given the situation, the chances of getting pregnant is almost negligible (but not NIL) because you were not in the most fertile phase of your menstrual cycle and there was no ejaculation involved (although residual semen from a recent ejaculation can lead to pregnancy). If you have not got your periods yet, you might like to take a pregnancy test after 2 weeks from the day you had unprotected sex. It is normal for periods to arrive up to 3-4 days early or later than the expected date.

Refrain from intercourse at least until you are 20 yrs old (that's the age after which your body can safely deal with pregnancy). Avoid pregnancy unless you and your partner, 'BOTH' are planning for it and are sufficiently prepared for it. Always(regardless of which phase of your cycle you are in) use contraceptives during intercourse unless of course if you plan to conceive. Use condoms, they are safe, easy to use and are easily available in any medical store. If at all you had unprotected sex and suspect of conceiving then consume an emergency contraceptive pill (like ipill) within 24 hours of the act. Remember, emergency contraceptive pills are for emergency use only and not to be used as a regular contraceptive. For regular use there are birth control pills.


answered Apr 27 '14 at 08:11

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Remember it is totally wrong to presume that every month periods will be occurring on the same date. The period cycle varies due to lots of factors and the date can be shifted earlier or later. According to your situation, pregnancy chances are quite negligible, but still there is a possibility, so you can take home test describe in this post wellnessquest for confirmation. But if you are still not sure, then instead waiting go and seek doctor’s advice immediately.


answered Apr 23 '15 at 08:46

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