We Used a Condom

Could I Still Be Pregnant Or Have An STI?

You’ve heard about safe sex all your life.  You may not want to be pregnant right now and you definitely don’t want a sexually transmitted disease or infection (STD/STI).  So you do the responsible thing.  You buy some condoms.  Right?  But then the unthinkable happens.  The condom breaks or slips off.  Now what? 

What are the chances you’ve become infected, or pregnant?  Let’s look at some statistics.  When used properly condoms are generally about 98% effective.  But that drops to 88% when they are not used correctly.   According to the CDC, The most reliable ways to avoid transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are to abstain from sexual activity or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner.”  But even mutually monogamous relationships can carry risks, as noted by the CDC, “many infected persons may be unaware of their infections because STDs are often asymptomatic or unrecognized.”  And of course, no form of birth control is 100% effective.

Hindsight is 20/20.  If it’s too late and you think you might be facing an unplanned pregnancy, give us a call.  At Alcove Health Women’s Clinic we offer lab-grade pregnancy tests administered by a registered nurse.  We are a judgment free place to get medically evidence information; don’t spend another day worrying that you might be pregnant.  Call us at 757-591-8141 or make an appointment by clicking HERE today.  We are a safe place for you to process your options.

By Sheri, Client Advocate


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