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As a teen, can douching after sex keep me from getting pregnant?

Patricia Geraghty, NP
Women's Health
No, douching after sex does not keep you from getting pregnant. Simply put douching after sex is does not decrease your risk of getting pregnant at all.
The only way to reduce the risk of getting pregnant if unprotected sex has already happened in called “Emergency Contraception.” This is an oral tablet that is best if taken as possible after unprotected intercourse

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