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The only way to know with absolute, 100% certainty whether you’re pregnant is to take a test. But there are three really strong pieces of evidence here that tell me you’re not, and that you don’t need to worry about accessing a pregnancy test. 

First, you have an IUD. IUDs are really good at preventing pregnancy. They’re more than 99% effective. So your chances of getting pregnant if you have an IUD are extremely small. 

Second, you used a condom. Having an IUD and using a condom together is one of the most foolproof, effective ways to avoid pregnancy. (Plus, using a condom protects you and your partner from STDs.) 

And finally, you’ve had a period since the last time you had sex. If you were pregnant, you wouldn’t get your period at all. Some people have light bleeding in the early part of their pregnancy, but it’s not like a normal period. 

Your period could be late for other reasons. If you have a hormonal IUD, like Mirena, Kyleena, Liletta, or Skyla, then it would be normal for you to have lighter or fewer periods, or for your period to disappear completely while you have your IUD. (Some people really like that about hormonal IUDs.) Other things can mess with your period too, like stress, sickness, or not eating enough. 

That being said, quarantining and social distancing is hard, and not having access to a pregnancy test or someone to talk to during this time only adds to the difficulty. We’re here with you: Some Planned Parenthood health centers are offering virtual telehealth appointments, which you can do from home.  

TLDR: You did everything you could to reduce your chances of pregnancy to close to zero when you had sex, and you’ve had your period since then. Unless you’ve had sex since your last period without your IUD or a condom, pregnancy isn’t something you need to worry about.

Tags: IUD, period, pregnancy, quarantine