And finally, the Nemours Foundation stated, ʺhaving unprotected sex at any time is very risky. Along with the chance of becoming pregnant, there is also the risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD), such as chlamydia, genital warts, or HIV. The only surefire way to prevent pregnancy and STDs is abstinence. If you do have sex, use a condom every time to protect against STDs. And talk to your doctor about additional forms of contraception.ʺ
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Reviewed March 7, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith