Unprotected Sex, Part 2: STI, Ovulation and other questions
Do you have STI and Ovulation questions? Check out some Q&A’s below!
I had unprotected sex and am now worried about getting a sexually transmitted infection.
We understand your worry and can help. We offer limited STI testing at our center, and can refer you for more complete testing. We can also help you find low-cost or free resources to make sure you get the medical care you need. Getting tested is the only way to answer the questions you have.
This time of worry is a great time to think about your relationships, your plans and your goals. Worrying is not fun. If unprotected sex leads to worry, consider reevaluating your relationships and making a healthier strategy. We have women and men on staff who would be happy to talk to you about your specific goals and concerns.
If I have unprotected sex during my fertile window, or during ovulation, will I get pregnant?
Maybe. You can only get pregnant within a few days before or after you ovulate (commonly called the fertile window). It is difficult to know exactly when your fertile window is, or when you ovulate, unless you are tracking it with ovulation kits or blood tests. Many women have irregular periods for a variety of common reasons, making it difficult to know if you were or were not fertile on any given day. For this reason, having unprotected sex when you *think* you aren’t fertile, is no guarantee that you won’t get pregnant.
If you don’t want to be pregnant but think you might be, we offer free pregnancy tests.
If you are trying to get pregnant, you will find some helpful information at WebMD.
If you had sex against your will, please talk to someone about it. Here in Anchorage, contact (STAR) Stand Together Against Rape or call or reach out to AWAIC (Abused Women’s Aid In Crisis) or call.
If you would like a free pregnancy test, or free limited STI testing for infections, please contact us for an appointment.
If you don’t live in Alaska, StandUpGirl.com will help you find a free pregnancy test in your town.