i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend for over a year- yeah yeah stupid girl i know- and even though we weren't really trying to get pregnant it still freaked me out that we never did- is there something wrong with me, or were we just lucky?
Yep, it's time for you to start getting a pap done yearly. This will be you first indicator if you have an std that could lead to many bad things, one of them being infertility.
I'm sure everything is fine and you were just able to avoid your fertile time. Or it may have been a problem with him. However, you need to start taking care of yourself. The first step is to go to a Gyno. The next thing you might want to consider is birth control if you aren't wanting to start a family right now. Just because you didn't get pregnant with him, doesn't mean that it can't happen.
hiya i have been trying for a while now but nothink has happened yet which is frustrating i have had several miscarriages it could be i cant carry a certain gender i dont know it could be a health problem i have spoke to the doctor and they sed they couldnt do anythink till i was at least 30 which i think is wrong.
When you go in for a yearly exam they do a few things. First they will to a pelvic exam to make sure everything feels as it should and nothing is inflamed. This is also an important thing to have done. They can find and diagnose many issues simply by doing this. And is a good place to start.
With the pap, they use what looks like a long qtip to take a sample of the cells on your cervix. (Some women find it uncomfortable, I've never had a problem with it). They then send the sample to a lab who checks for 'abnormal' cells. This is how they test for many std's.
The whole visit lasts about 10-15 minutes and is completely worth the time. Planned parenthood does them for free, if you don't have insurance. This is also the time they normally talk to you about birth control and discuss wether your current method is working and making sure you don't have any questions. (mine normally goes over Plan B with me, just to make sure I'm aware and comfortable with it).