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Cherry Popped on the Pill

Published: October 31, 2013
Dear TeenHealthFX,
If my cherry was popped and I'm on the pill, what are my chances of getting pregnant

Dear Cherry Popped on the Pill,

The cherry refers to the Hymen - a ring of tissue surrounding the vaginal opening, but not covering it completely. Hymens can be stretched or torn during the first experience of sexual penetration. There is a common myth that a woman does not lose her hymen (cherry) until she has sex for the first time. Some women are born without a hymen; have them tear through use of tampons or physical exertion such as horseback riding.

If you were just exerting yourself physically or horseback riding then there is no reason to worry about pregnancy.

If you engaged in sexual intercourse and were taking you’re your birth control as directed by your doctor, then there should be no cause for concern about pregnancy. However, the pill does nothing to protect you against Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s.) You should always use a condom when having sex. Not only will it protect you from STD’s but it gives you an extra layer of protection against pregnancy.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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