I'm just about to start taking the pill for the first time, I'm 18 years old and have a regular sexual partner at present and decided that I wanted to go on the pill for more protection and to allow for only occasional use of no condom - whether he likes it or not I plan to still use one most of the time too paranoid of pregnancy!
I went to the doctor and got the microgynon 30 pill, and have a few questions i'd love some help with as I am scared about starting the pill!
1. I Have been instructed to take it the first day of my period - typically that came about 10.00pm last night, so am instead going to start it in the early morning of my 2nd day - will this offer immediate protection? I plan to wait at least a week either way at the least.
2. I've been reading horror stories about women getting pregnant on the pill, obviously this can happen due to the biology involved, but was wondering what is the likelihood? I am thinking perhaps I should've just gone with the implant as I am a very paranoid person and I don't think the pill will offer me enough reassurance - especially if we go without a condom at any point.
3. As I said, I know this sounds risky and niave perhaps, but my partner and I (who are both free of STIs) want to occasionally go without a condom, he knows how paranoid I am and will use the withdrawal method alongside, will this decrease chances realistically?
4. I'm very worried about the time of day the pill should be taken - I plan to start taking them at 10 am tomorrow, how much later is the pill considered to be 'late' - say if I was a few hours late/early would this hamper my protection?
Sorry for rambling on, as you can see am very worried and wish I'd just risked the implant now, but think it may be worth trying the pill... just wish I could relax about it and be reassured in some way, hoping you guys can help out! Thanks for reading.
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