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Things to do after unprotected sεχ

Contrary to many people’s belief, there are circumstances when condoms break or leak during sexual intercourse. If you have a one night stand with a sex partner or girlfriend without using a condom, you may be afraid have had a sexually transmitted disease. After a “quickie” or unprotected sex, there are a few things you could do to avoid complicated sexual diseases. Below are highlights of what could be done immediately after unprotected sex:

URINATION

Within the first thirty minutes of unprotected sexual intercourse, weeing can help get rid of bacteria you may have contracted. In a bid to achieve this, ensure you urinate well shortly after unprotected sex. If however you do not feel any urge to urinate, drink as much as possible water. It also helps to flush bacteria out of your body system through the urethra. If bacteria gets into the urethra for a long time without being flushed away, it usually leads to urinary tract infections; which either makes you to feel pains while urinating or you end up urinating more than often.

EMERGENCY
CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS (ECP)

Females are usually on the most dangerous side when we discuss about unprotected sex. After an unprotected sex, you need to use the emergency contraceptive pills (ECP) which works effectively, even 72 hours after sex.

INTRA UTERINE DEVICE METHOD

As discussed, an ECP can still be much effective till 3 days after sex. However, for a reason or the other, a victim of unprotected sex may not be able to get the pills around within those 72 hours. In such case, a Intra uterine device (IUD) will be the next line of action to adopt. The IUD is made of copper, which is inserted into the uterus of a female. It stays for 5 days in the uterine region after sex. The IUD is the most reliable means of getting rid of prospective sexually transmitted disease.

CONDUCT STI TEST

If after 5 days, you are still not able to access any of the three methods highlighted above, you may resolve to conducting a STI test. The test can be conducted, after two weeks of having an unprotected sex. Usually, a sexually transmitted disease comes with symptoms. It could start from change in color of urine, eyes color, change in stature etc.

CONDUCT PREGNANCY TEST

Usually, pregnancy tests are irrelevant and insignificant if they are taken before three weeks. After an unprotected sex, and you have been seeing some symptoms which have been putting you in a doubting state? Wait for three weeks. Three weeks after unprotected sex, you’ll definitely receive a report to know if truly it is pregnancy or an ailment.

In conclusion, it is always a good advice to take contraceptive measure before sexual intercourse. If you wear condom as your contraception and you have some slip ups with it, then you need to adopt a new contraception. There are very effective contraception, for instance, UID and implant, and these methods can last up to ten years. However, this measure only protects against unwanted pregnancy. In a bid to avoid contraction of STDs, use condoms as well.

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