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Best precautions NOT to get pregnant with PCOS
An_253920 posted:
I know this seems like an odd question but my girlfriend and I just started seeing each other. She has several issues (including alcoholism and marijuana use). She's trying to clean herself up and one day after having sex she tells me that she doesn't like using condoms because they make her feel like a "whore." Kind of odd but knowing a bit of her history somewhat understandable. Then she says she "Can't get pregnant because she has PCOS and would need to take medications to do so." Obviously we are NOT at the moment trying to conceive a child. She's not overweight nor excessively hairy as I've read as being some of the symptoms. She said she usually has her period every six weeks.So my questions and concerns are what if any are the risks of her conceiving without medications? Should I insist on using condoms anyway? Would Birth Control Pills help and control her PCOS or increase her chances of pregnancy?
An_254413 responded:
Always, always, always use condoms. Condoms not only prevent pregnancy, but they protect against STIs (aka STDs aka the heebie jeebies)...If she has as checkered of a past as you report, why would you even WANT to have sex with her without a condom? Additionally, people with PCOS can get pregnant. There are varying severities of PCOS. There are plenty of people with PCOS who get pregnant naturally. The worst part about PCOS is that if you guys were trying to use the rhythm method in preventing pregnancy, there would be no way to figure out when she is ovulating or when she isn't because PCOS makes your cycle all screwy. It is 2013, use a condom.

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