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is it normal to skip your period after having protected sex?

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Hi, im 17 years old and my boyfriend and i have had sex numerous times in july, its not the first time i have had sex, but my period has been late, and it still hasnt come yet. It's now 2 weeks late. we have used protection every single time and the condom has never broken. In the past i have missed my period for at least 1 month or 2 after sex but this wasnt with my current boyfriend. Im not really worried but im just seeing if its normal to skip your period after having protected sex.


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replied July 4th, 2012
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Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If your menstrual cycles are irregular, it can be considered normal to miss periods. It is also difficult to predict ovulation time if your menstrual cycles are irregular. However, if you have been sexually active around ovulation time, chances of pregnancy are possible (condoms have failure rates associated with their use). Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider getting started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Avoid unprotected sexual contact within 2-3 weeks of getting started on hormonal contraceptive (as most of the hormonal contraceptives start giving you effective protection after 2-3 weeks). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy.
Take care.


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