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Paranoid About Getting Pregnant

Published: May 14, 2012
Dear TeenHealthFX,
My boyfriend and I have been on and off for almost 4 years. We have been together for almnost a year now, and we have sex. I AM VERY paranoid about getting pregnant. We don't have sex often because of this, and feel that its safe to say we are in love enought to have sex. I enjoy sex, but because of my parania, I don't get "into" it as me and my partner would like too. I have talked to my mom multiple times about getting me on birth control, but we never go, and then I get embarrased to talk to her again. Is there anything I can do in order to loose this parania other than not having sex.
Signed: Paranoid About Getting Pregnant

Dear Paranoid About Getting Pregnant,

 

TeenHealthFX would like to say that if you are feeling this paranoid about having sex, you may not be ready for it. Having sex comes with a lot of responsibilities, such as practicing safer sex and the potential of having to deal with such things as the transmission of STDs or unwanted pregnancies. FX can easily understand that as a teenager you may not want to put yourself in a position where you would even have to contemplate how you would deal with an unwanted pregnancy. And if you really, truly do not want to have to deal with this potential, then you may want to consider abstaining from intercourse.

 

If you feel that abstinence is really not an option for you, then FX thinks that the next best step would be for you to be on some kind of birth control, such as the pill or the patch in addition to using condoms each and every time you have sex. If you have already talked to your mother about being on birth control, then FX suggests that you talk to her again and let her know that you would like to schedule an appointment for yourself soon. Then schedule an appointment then and there with her, or call the doctor yourself to schedule the appointment. If it is important for you to practice safer sex, then you need to learn to be responsible for your decision to be sexually active and be pro-active in making this appointment happen.

 

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-6475 for an appointment or Girl’s Street – A Young Woman’s Health Program – at 908.522.2555. You can also contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood, or call your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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