‘I have panic attacks for weeks after I have sex’

Ask Roe: This has made me want to have sex less as I fear the possibility of an unplanned pregnancy

Dear Roe,

I’m a 22-year-old male and whenever I have sex, for the following few weeks I get panic attacks about a possible pregnancy occurring. It is always protected sex, I know the people who I am having sex with well, and all precautions are taken. But I still can’t shake this fear because I know there is always that slim chance no matter how many precautions one takes that a pregnancy could occur. This has also made me want to have sex less as I fear the possibility of an unplanned pregnancy.

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