Negative Pregnancy Test
When a woman suspects she might be pregnant, it’s a huge relief to see her period start. It can feel like the crisis has passed, and many vow to never let it happen again. One way to fulfill this promise is by choosing abstinence, or what some call “secondary virginity.” Despite what some may believe, it’s possible to be happy and healthy without having sex.
Abstinence is the only 100% effective method of preventing pregnancy and avoiding sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In addition, it can spare you the emotional pain and heartache that often accompany sex outside of marriage. Some women may feel pressured to use contraception to prevent pregnancy, but it’s important to remember that even these methods are not foolproof.
Sadly, many young women engage in sexual activity even when they don’t want to, simply to feel loved or desired. Men may use sex to prove their love, leaving women feeling obligated to comply, even if they don’t enjoy it. It’s crucial to understand that sex should only occur within the context of a committed relationship, such as marriage.
Continuing to have sex outside of marriage carries serious risks beyond pregnancy, including STIs that can affect thousands of young people each year. Take the time to educate yourself about these issues before making any decisions about sexual activity.
If you do skip a period in the future after engaging in sexual activity, know that we’re here to help. It’s always better to be informed about these topics before they become a possibility in your life. During times of crisis, it can be challenging to think clearly, so don’t hesitate to visit our site or come talk to us in person.
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