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How to guarantee you won't get pregnant after sex

By Anonymous April 4, 2016 - 8:34am
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So me and my boyfriend want to ensure we do not get pregnant when we have sex at the weekend. I went to the clinic and got the noriday proestrogen only pill. I had to get this one as the combined pill was not suitable for me. I don't think the proestrogen only pill stops ovulation, only thickens the mucus:(. Anyway if I'm on the proestrogen only pill, use a condom AND pull out, also using the rhythm method to ensure I'm not ovulating, what are the chances of getting pregnant, from doing all this? Thanks!

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for your question.

Noriday is a birth control pill, however the effectiveness of the "progestogen-only" pill is lower than that of other birth control pills. Using a condom for back up protection will ensure that you don't get pregnant.

Good job on thinking preventatively ahead of time.

Be well,

April 4, 2016 - 11:22pm
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Anonymous (reply to S Gillette Palmer)

Thank you for this. Do you Know why the proestrogen only pill is less effective? Is it because it doesn't stop ovulation? Or because there is only a 3 hour time window?

April 5, 2016 - 12:47am
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