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How many days will sperm survive in a woman on birth control?

By Anonymous July 8, 2015 - 9:39am
 
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I started birth control a month and a half ago. Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex for two weeks, I was taking my pill perfectly the entire time, exact time and everything. However, I begin to get an extremely irregular period that lasted about 2 weeks (normally have 5 day long periods). So I stopped taking that birth control for 3 days of of fear! We had sex last on Thursday the 25th of June at about 8 p.m the last birth control pill I took was on Sunday the 28th of June, (those three days after we had sex last, I took the pill perfectly). I missed, Mon the 29th, tues the 30th, and weds the 1st and on Thursday took 2 pills, and started taking them regularly again. My concern is that I may be pregnant, because sperm can survive inside me for 5 consecutive days. We did not have any sex at all after the 25th. Is it extremely likely I am pregnant?

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Anonymous

I took a birth control pills and finished it until the last tablet, after that I didn't take again for more than 2 weeks but since me and my partner haven't had sex that time coz i went back to the province. I was expecting my menstruation last week but it didn't come. My partner suggested to buy another pack of pill and I was taking it now. I wonder if I'am pregnant because my didn't come until now or it was just the effect of the pills making my period irregular? I wanna know thanks. I'm afraid to take a pregnancy test because I just gave birth last May 2017.

September 15, 2017 - 6:52am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Taking a pregnancy test is the only way to know.

Maryann

September 15, 2017 - 8:16am
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Anonymous

I had unprotected sex May 27 and my ovulation is on May 31 (based on an app I use). Problem is, the last time I had pill is on the night of May 26. I only happened to remember taking it few hours ago. So technically speaking I missed two pills. Today I started breakthrough bleeding.

Could I be pregnant? What do I do? Please help.

May 30, 2017 - 9:07am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

The breakthrough bleeding confirms that you did not become pregnant.

Regards,
Maryann

June 12, 2017 - 9:39am
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Anonymous

Hi.
I have implonon implant. I lost my virginity 4-5 days ago. We had unprotected sex. I've had migraines and felt a little sick. Do I need to be worried or is it just me overthinking everything?

May 17, 2017 - 3:39pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Since you have the implonon implant you are protected from becoming pregnant.

Regards,
Maryann

June 12, 2017 - 9:41am

sperm cant live inside a woman for more then 5 days correct?

May 17, 2017 - 12:52pm
Guide (reply to akalklq)

Hello akalkiq,

That is correct.

Regards,
Maryann

June 12, 2017 - 9:44am

I had unprotected sex yesterday whilst still taking the mini-pill cerazette , took my pill today as normal but it's my last pill in the pack and I can't get a refill till next week, could I be pregnant as I heard that sperm can like for up to 3-5 days

May 9, 2017 - 1:02pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous1233333)

Hello Anonymous1233333,

If you finished the active pills, you should still be protected.

Until you get a refill, your partner must wear a condom.

Regards,
Maryann

June 12, 2017 - 9:46am
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