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HELP: "I think I’m pregnant after cheating on my man"

By Faeza
11 January 2017

Anonymous from Carletonville writes: 

I cheated on my boyfriend

and didn’t use a condom

with my makhwapheni. I’m not on

any contraception.

I’m afraid that I might be pregnant

because last month I didn’t get my

periods. Now this month my periods

came but they were brownish in

colour. I have not done a pregnancy

test yet.

Dr Eve answers: 

I can hear that you are scared

of doing a pregnancy test.

And, of course, this is the only

way you will know whether or not

you are pregnant.

Having penetration with more than

one person at the same time means

you have to be extra careful with

your sexual health. It requires that

you take responsibility for preventing

unintended pregnancies as well as

STIs. For example, bleeding with sex

may be a sign of an STI.

I suggest you go to your local clinic

and get a full service of sexual health:

pregnancy test, HIV/AIDS/STI tests

and counselling on contraception