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HELP: "I think my Makwapheni has impregnated me"

By Faeza
28 July 2016

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 responds: 

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.