Making sure I don’t get pregnant

My name is Greta and I’m 22 years old. My friends and I were at a Halloween party on campus and we ran into a cute guy named Daniel, who I’ve always had a crush on. It was a great night. We were flirting and laughing and ended up going home together when the party was over. After we had sex, Daniel noticed that the condom had broken. That really spoiled the mood! I wasn’t on any other birth control at the time, so I was pretty freaked out that I might be pregnant. I went to the pharmacy and got the morning after pill (it’s called Plan B here) to reduce my chances of being pregnant. Daniel said that he had been tested recently and that he was “clean” so that I shouldn’t worry about any sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), but I made an appointment at the university health centre next week – just to be safe.

To be honest, I was mostly freaked out about the possibility of being pregnant, but having an STI would be a drag too. I don’t regret sleeping with Daniel, and I think I probably want to have kids in the future. But I’m still in university and there are a lot of places I want to see and things I want to do before settling down to the responsibilities of having a family. I’m going to talk with my doctor about more reliable birth control options, so that I’m not faced with an accidental pregnancy, if the condom breaks in the future.

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