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What are the chances I could fall pregnant while on birth control?

By Anonymous June 2, 2016 - 7:06am
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My boyfriend and I had sex just over 2 weeks ago. It was my first time and we had unprotected sex. I was taking the pill (Ginette 35) everyday without fail, except on the day that we had sex however, I did take the pill that I was meant to take around 9 hours after (that same day that we had sex). My boyfriend did not ejaculate inside me, but I'm so afraid that there is a possibility that I could have fallen pregnant from pre-ejaculation. We did struggle to get my boyfriend to have an erection, and he claims that he was not fulyl erected when we had sex. My period is expected this week, and I stopped taking the pill 4 days ago as I have reached the end of my 6 month course, however my period is delayed. I have been feeling so stressed out and not sure if that is the reason for the delay. Can you please offer me some advice on the matter?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to our community with your question.

To best answer your question, we need to look at Ginette 35, what it contains and why it is prescribed.

Ethinyl Estradiol and Cyproterone Acetate are the main ingredients in Ginette 35. It principal function is to suppress hyper-androgenic state in women. Excessive amounts of androgens, which are hormones including testosterone, lead to a hyper androgenic state. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, acne and Hirsutism are often treated with Ginette 35.

While prescribed for any of the labeled indications listed earlier, women on Ginette 35 are automatically protected against pregnancy.

Missed pills pose a threat in that the drug levels in your blood fall and the ability of pills to provide contraceptive protection is reduced. On missing one pill, the missed Pill must be taken within 12 hours, even if it means having to take two pills at the same time on the next day.

Anonymous, I think you might be okay. You made up for the missed dose in less than 12 hours and pre ejaculate fluid itself does not contain sperm.

Stress could be the cause of the delay in the start of your period. If your period does not start within the next three to four days. take a pregnancy test, just to be sure.
Consider speaking with your physician, who prescribed Ginette 35.


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