By ssnickel - 07/07/2009 21:29 - United States
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o well, alot of people kiss dogs on the lips, which doesnt make this much different therefore, YDI and YDI for being on birth control, dont you know the long term effects if you're gonna have sex, at least be willing to have babies as a sacrifice common sense, really
Just because she takes birth control doesn't necessarily mean she's just using it not to get pregnant (#59). Adolescent girls and young women are frequently prescribed oral contraceptive pills for irregular or absent menstrual periods, menstrual cramps, acne, PMS, endometriosis, and hormone replacement therapy. But just because you skip one doesn't mean you're going to get pregnant. You definitely should have just skipped that day.
Actually, the whole "just because you missed a day doesn't mean you'll get pregnant" argument is false. I was 12 or so hours LATE taking a pill and have the child to prove that pregnancy from not perfect pill taking is possible. I also got pregnant with my 2nd child one month after stopping Depo when we were told it would take 10 or more months for me to be able to conceive. Imagine my husband's dissapointment on that one. He was hoping for a year of "trying". Moral of the story is, if you miss a pill or are even very late taking it, use backup.
I'm 23, and have been on Yaz since I was 17 when my mom found out I was having sex.. If I found out my boyfriend and I were pregnant, I would have an abortion, like (hopefully) any reasonable young woman would. I still have my whole life ahead of me. Not every religion even believes that a fetus is alive at the earliest stages. Only some believe that a fetus is a life from the very beginning. And if you want to make it a religious thing, Muslims believe that the fetus get the "Breathe of life" only at a certain stage but its not at the point of conception. So If you want to live in a country that practices religious tolerance.. than you should try tolerating the views of other religions the same way they have to tolerate yours every national holiday and season...
Yes, I am aware the the pill is not 100% effective. Actually, I was on Ortho Tricyclen and the success rate is 98-99% IF taken on time, every time. It drops to 95% if not taken correctly. My point was that many people are telling the OP that missing a day or 2 doesn't affect the outcome when in fact it can. My uncle is an OB/GYN and I went over all of the data with him before choosing a method. Another thing many young women aren't aware of is that other medications including antibiotics can lower the success rate of the pill substantially. Every woman's body is different so if you accidentally take the pill improperly you should always use backup through the rest of your cycle. Instead of eating the dog-licked pill OP could have used backup or gotten Plan B if she was concerned.
i started taking the pill when i was in high school to deal with periods that were so painful they sometimes caused me to pass out. one of my friends in school was on it for severe acne - she was about 15, and a minister's daughter (the goody-goody kind, not the skanky rebellious kind), so i don't think she was using it for contraception! OP that sucks but depending where you are in your cycle at the time it can sometimes be perfectly safe to miss one pill, and if not then you could just take another one from the packet and continue as normal, and just have a 27 day cycle instead of 28, which i believe is also perfectly safe.
i hate to be one of those losers who replies to the first person just to get near the top, but i just need to say, before another idiot comes on here saying ydi for having sex, it's morally wrong to use birth control, the side effects are very serious, etc etc: women take birth control pills for all sorts of reasons! some don't want to get pregnant because they, for whatever reason, feel that it would not be a good idea for them to become a parent. others have non-existent periods, periods that are too heavy, or severe period pain (mine causes me to pass out, i have known other people to vomit, become ill from the blood loss, get terrible migraines, and other quite serious effects) and in these cases not taking the pill could affect their health and would certainly affect their lives by making them sick at times when they can not afford to be so (for instance, a woman who has very severe pains may not be able to work, attend school, sit exams, or care for dependents). some women have extremely severe acne, which can be psychologically damaging. some women take the pill because they have hormonal problems and need the pill to assist with this. while the pill is said to increase the risk of certain diseases, it is also believed to reduce the risk of others, so a woman who has a family history or other reason to be concerned about a particular medical problem may take the pill to avoid this. what's possibly the most serious reason for taking the pill is that some women, if they became pregnant, could DIE. i know a woman - who is married, if anyone thinks that makes a difference -who needs to take it because she has some kind of problems with her ovaries or uterus or something, and if she fell pregnant her health would be endangered and she could potentially die. and, of course, if a woman wants to have sex and not risk falling pregnant that is her choice, and it doesn't necessarily mean that she will then risk her health and the health of others by having unprotected sex: many people who use condoms also use hormonal contraception to be extra safe about pregnancy, and some women who use the pill but not condoms may do so because they are married or in a monogamous relationship and feel that there is no need to worry about STDs. basically, just because you personally feel that it wouldn't be a good idea for you to take the pill, that doesn't mean that it isn't ok, or perhaps even necessary, for the OP and other women to be taking it.
@ 173 Since you're all for respecting what other people believe, why do you expect "any reasonable person" who makes the choice to get knocked up at 17 to get an abortion? Shouldn't you be TOLERATING the decision that the person decides is right for her life?. Also, if you happen to drive by my house in December, the multicolored lights were not meant in any way to offend you.
#173 Wow, that's disgusting. "Any reasonable young woman" would not get an abortion because some parents out there would love to have that child, even if you don't believe it's a baby right away. Give the child up for adoption. You'd be doing something good for someone, and still have your whole life ahead of you. So many women can't have children, and abortions take for granted the gift of being able to pro-create. That's so selfish. If you want to have sex then deal with the consequences.
it is a women's choice to get a abortion you don't know if they where raped or worst a family member i thought the topic was a dog got her birth control pill. adoption is not always good either i don't think you should have to pay all of these fees to everyone to get a child in my eyes you are buying a child! once again it is a women choice first be in the person shoes first before you casting on a person judgement
Oh, here we go, the whole "I have my whole life ahead of me" story. You're 23, you don't have your entire life to wait. Teenage pregnancies are different, but you're 23, and that makes you perfectly suitable for a child, so, in your case, yes, an abortion is murder. I really hope you don't get an unplanned pregnancy, murderer.
Yu have got to be kidding me! You sexist bastard! What the hell is your problem?! Why don't you try being a girl for day, huh? Or better yet, why don't you try being a pregnant woman, on the brink of giving birth? You try pushing a human being out of your penis, ok? Bet you wouldn't stand by your stupid little comment if you could do that, but you can't because you're probably the type of guy who scrapes his knee and starts blubbering like a baby, am I right?
# 173 If you are not ready to have children, birth control or not, you shouldn't be having sex! Because you always run the risk of having a baby when you crawl into bed with someone. Abortion is not a way out of mistakes for stupid kids who were l just "having fun"! Oh and FYL I wouldn't have taken the pill but being behind could really screw things up!
Unless you had already missed a day or two you didn't have to take it...you should try talking to your doctor about how to take your medications or hell, even just read the information that comes with it...Would've saved you from ingesting dog slobber and facing riddicule on the internet...Great job.
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That's not true! My aunt's a gynecologist and she's the one that prescribes me my birth control pills. You can skip a day and take two the next day, or you can take the next one in the pack and get another pack a day early. Either way, there's always a backup plan because, as my aunt said, accidents happen and you aren't always gonna keep up with your pills. You should have talked to your doctor first, sweetie. YDI. Good story, though.
Aish is right. Assuming you're not on Ortho Tri Cylco or whatever, every pill is the same. You could have simply taken the next day's pill and had your period one day sooner. I can respect trying to keep yourself safe, but you should really educate yourself as to what you're putting into your body and how it reacts and what to do in these kinds of situations. You really do deserve it.
this is exactly what I was thinking too it would be easy enough to move her period forward a day and then she could just as easily take her first active pill on the same day as normal so she doesn't skip a pill but still isn't moved around too much not to mention that hormones aren't the only method of birth control
I highly doubt this...dogs lick their crotches all day and sometimes their butts too. Didn't think about that when your dog licked your face huh? Also, dogs build up plaque and germs just as easily as human mouths, if not more since they explore through their mouths like babies. When was the last time you got your dog's teeth brushed?
Better than getting pregnant