Chances of Getting Pregnant
What is safe sex?
“Safe sex” is having sex with only one partner (who is only having sex with you), when neither of you have a sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/STI) and you are using a method of protection. However, most healthcare professionals agree that there is no such thing as “safe” sex since there is no form of birth control that is 100% effective against pregnancy and STD/STIs. Some methods of birth control also carry risks for serious side effects and adverse reactions. The only way to be truly safe is not to have sex because ALL forms of sexual contact carry some level of risk. (1)
Can I get pregnant the first time I have sex?
Does having multiple sexual partners increase my risk?
What are the health risks involved with birth control?
Could I become pregnant even if I use birth control?
(1) Johns Hopkins Medicine. (2020). Safer sex guidelines.
(2) Dowshen, S. (2017). Can a girl get pregnant the first time she has sex?
(3) De Pietro, M. (2018). What are the long-term side effects of birth control?
(4) Gotter, A. (2018). What are the side effects of birth control pills?
(5) Holland, K. (2016). Is there a chance of getting pregnant while taking birth control?