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Birth Control & Safer Sex
Posted on: 01/12/2007
Ok, so I am sexually active but on Seasonale BC but I take them regularly[ been on them 6 months and no spotting or anything] and I was active about 2 weeks ago(with no protection :( ) and just the past few days I been having spotting and HORRIBLE cramps and sensitive to certain smells and since I only have my period once every 3 months I?m not due for 2 more months. what should I do?? I need HELP!
It's good that you've been taking the Seasonale every day as this is the best way that they will prevent becoming pregnant. However, birth control pills are not 100% full proof (only abstinence is) so even though the chance is low, you could be pregnant. You should take a pregnancy test to be sure.
Infection can also cause vaginal bleeding (spotting) and cramping. Birth control pills protect you from becoming pregnant but not from STD's. Having unprotected sex put you at risk of catching infections like Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV. You should go to your doctor or health clinic to discuss this problem further and to be tested for sexually transmitted infections. You should always carry condoms with you and use them every time you have sex to keep yourself safe.