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After sexual intercourse without a condom, you should take a pregnancy test and go to the doctor to find out if there has been contamination with any sexually transmitted disease such as gonorrhea, syphilis or HIV.
These precautions are also important when the condom broke, was placed incorrectly, when it was not possible to keep the condom during all intimate contact and also in case of withdrawal, because in these situations there is also a risk of pregnancy and transmission of diseases. Clear all doubts about withdrawal.
What to do to avoid pregnancy
There is a risk of becoming pregnant after sexual intercourse without a condom, when the woman does not use an oral contraceptive or has forgotten to take the pill on any of the days before intimate contact.
So, in these cases, if the woman does not wish to become pregnant, she can take the morning-after pill up to a maximum of 72 hours after intimate contact. However, the morning after pill should never be used as a contraceptive method, due to its side effects and because its effectiveness decreases with each use. Find out what you might feel after taking this medicine.
If menstruation is delayed, even after taking the morning-after pill, the woman should take a pregnancy test to confirm whether or not she is pregnant, as there is a possibility that the morning-after pill may not have produced the expected effect. Here are the top 10 pregnancy symptoms.
What to do if you suspect an STD
The biggest risk after intimate contact without a condom is being contaminated with sexually transmitted diseases. So if you have symptoms like:
- Discharge in the intimate region;
it is advisable to consult the doctor in the first days after intercourse, to diagnose the problem and start the appropriate treatment.
Even if there are no symptoms, the person should go to the doctor to be examined and know if they have any changes in the intimate region. If you can't in the first few days after intercourse, you should go as soon as possible because the sooner you start treatment, the faster the cure will be. Know the symptoms and treatments of the most common STDs.
What to do if you suspect HIV
If sexual intercourse has taken place with a person infected with HIV, or if you do not know if the person has HIV, there is a risk of developing the disease and, therefore, it may be necessary to take a prophylactic dose of medicine for HIV, known as PEP, up to 72 hours, to decrease the risk of developing AIDS. Understand better what PEP is and how it works.
If AIDS is suspected, a rapid HIV test should also be performed at AIDS testing and counseling centers, and the possibility of taking PEP should be evaluated. Find out how the test is done.