A friend of mine has taken the morning after pill twice within a couple months. The last time she went to get it the pharmacist told her that she should look into going on birth control because taking the morning after pill frequently like that isn't good for your body. What exactly does taking this do to a womans body? Any long term effects? Thanks in advance for all replies!
I'm not sure what kind of emergency comtraceptive your friend took,but many are bcp's,just in larger doses.Hormones in large quantities are not great for you long term.It is a good idea for your friend to go on some form of birth control.Besides,knowing that her chances of being pregnant every month are slim is such a relief!To be extra certain,she should use a condom as well.There are many choices for birth control and she should discuss this with her doctor to see which one will work best for her.Patty
She took plan b. I totally agree that she should go on something long term. I don't know why she doesn't. She says its because she doesn't want to gain weight. Which in my opinion is a stupid answer. This last time she didn't use a condom or anything because the guy told her that he couldn't 'feel anything' with it on, so she let him take it off. They used the withdrawal method. I don't know what to say to her without being totally rude about it. What she did, (has been doing) is very poor judgment, and also she said that if she gets pregnant that she would get an abortion because shes not ready for a baby. Grr... Use some protection then huh?
Cherry,your friend may have more problems than an unwanted pregnancy if she continues having unprotected sex.It's not only irresponsible,it's unhealthy!Tell her you care about her health,not just her getting pregnant.Hiv is rising in the teen population because teens don't think they will contract it.Have her think about this:when you have unprotected sex,you are sleeping with everyone that your partner and everyone they've had unproteceted sex with.If you think about that,it can add up to many people.Also,hepatitis,herpes,genital warts are among other noncurable diseases that can be spread through unprotected sex.Other std's can leave a woman sterile if left untreated.Some have no symptoms for the woman,until she infects her partner.Your friend needs a wake up call before she gets herself in a situation that she can't ignore.Best of luck to you and her.Patty
I take the depo shot. I love it. It is taken every 3 months. I have not gained weight on it either. For some people they have regular periods. I have not have a period in 2 years and that is the best thing about it. And before anyone ask yes it is safe not to have a period. I still ovulate but do not release a egg.
Some people will have regular period on depo, some will have a constant period the whole time they are on the pill and some will not have a period at all. I have a friend who was on it for three years, had not period but ended up gaining 70 pounds in the end, so be careful!
You are only suppose to use plan b two times in your life. At least I know I read that somewhere. It is not good for your body and it is only like 75% effective anyway.
No offense cherry but I cannot stand people who use "i don't want to gain weight" as an excuse to have unprotected sex. Your friend really needs a reality check. She can most likely find a form of b/c that will not make her gain any weight.
Ya, I agree with you ang... I am not sticking up for her at all.. I think its stupid what she has done. Personally I would rather gain a few pounds and be safe...Then gain lots and have a baby come from it or even catch some disease. She usually comes off as a very safe, cautious person.. But when she told me what happened with this guy this past weekend, I was shocked, and am now looking at her a different way. I know I can't say anything to her about it, because she will get mad and think that I am attacking her..When all I am doing is being a friend! She has been on bc something like 4 different times in her life, and hates it. Im hoping that she will get a pregnancy scare or something, and maybe that'll knock some sense into her.
Oh, I have friends like that too! Don't feel bad. I cannot say anything to them about how stupid and irresponsible they are being (notice that they are being, not that they are!) because they get upset too. I would want my friends to tell me if I was acting like an arse, but not everyone thinks the same for some reason. It is very frustrating. Especially when they do go something like a pregnancy scare and don't learn from it! Grrrrr!
Yeah, when I see things on t.V, like on er and such about women who find out they are pregnant, but are going for an abortion, so there doctor's try to talk them into birth control, and they say, "no, I will get fat..." grrrr! Whatever!
Hang in there. It is frustrating when people you are close with do stupid things like that. I know how you feel.