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HELP... Could I be pregnant?

By March 12, 2016 - 2:05am
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I'm 16 and I had sex for the first time towards the end of January and he did not have a condom on. I'm on a "low dosage" birth control and I did not let him do it for more than 10-20 sec because he did not have a condom. He did not ejaculate inside me and I've gotten a normal period in February and a really light one this month. I can't take a test and I think I'm just stressing a lot so I need some answers... 1. Could I be pregnant from pre-ejaculate... 2. Why was my period so light this month... 3. What are some symptoms that I should have by now because I don't think I've had any (which is great) but I keep scaring myself if I think I've had some... 4. Should I continue to worry?

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
First of all, birth control pills prevent ovulation. When the body does not release an egg, there is nothing for the sperm to fertilize, making pregnancy impossible.
The birth control pills alone are enough to prevent pregnancy. Using condoms while on birth control pills is only necessary to prevent STD's but it is not necessary to prevent pregnancy.
Secondly, if your boyfriend did not ejaculate, not only was there no egg, there was also no sperm. Pre-ejaculate seldom contains sperm that is healthy enough to cause pregnancy. But even if it did, it could not impregnate you because you are on birth control pills.
Taking a "low dosage" birth control does not make it less effective. It simply means that the hormonal dosage is lower. This might also be the reason you had a lighter period and having a lighter period does not mean you are pregnant.
Below I have pasted a link of a HER article that talks more about birth control pills.
I hope that helps.

March 12, 2016 - 11:09am
(reply to fchacon)

Thank you so much. I think I just need to stop worrying about it because I know I'm not.

March 12, 2016 - 12:28pm
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