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how long should you wait to get tested after unprotected sex?

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Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Pregnancy test: First, if you are at risk of pregnancy and you don't want to be, consider the morning after pill, the sooner the better. Otherwise, get a test in two weeks. If the test is negative but the menstruation is not normal, do a second test a week later.

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What can I do if my husband wants to have sex but i'm not ready?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Be honest: It is often true that the hardest things to do are the best. Be honest with your partners about your feelings and why. Reassure him that it isn't about loving him. Take your time. Start slow.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How soon can we find out the sex of our baby?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
About 18 weeks: While fetal sex determination can be done as early as 10 weeks by chorionic villus sampling for dna testing - this is an invasive procedure not in general use. Ultrasound can be used to detect male genitalia on the fetus as early as fourteen weeks - but male parts may not be evident until sixteen weeks or later. Definitive female genitalia are not usually seen before sixteen weeks or later.
A 27-year-old member asked:

How can we predict the sex of the baby?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
You can't: Unfortunately, there is no reliable way to predict. Even the ultrasound can be wrong occasionally.
A 20-year-old member asked:

How long after a chryo can you have sex?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Cryotherapy - cervix: Usually after cryo, i tell patients to refrain from vaginal intercourse until the drainage stops and at least 2 weeks following treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:

After unprotected sex, how long do you need to wait to get tested?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Most women: Test about 14 days later if they are using a standard home pregnancy test - early response tests can be done sooner.

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