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If I am on birth control and have unprotected sex one day before my inactive week, can I get pregnant?

By Anonymous July 26, 2009 - 4:48pm
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Yes, I even have an alarm to make sure I take it at the same time every day.

July 27, 2009 - 6:20am

If you are on birth control, using it consistently and correctly every time, this is considered "protected" sex from pregnancy. Pregnancy protection is one primary reason women use birth control (they also use it to regulate periods, etc.).

However, you are having unprotected sex from STDs/STIs (sexually transmitted diseases/infections), and it is highly recommended to use a condom during sex.

July 26, 2009 - 6:25pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

Well, this was the first time we hadn't used a condom. But most likely I won't get pregnant from this one time?

July 26, 2009 - 7:13pm
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Aren't you using birth control pills to prevent pregnancy? The pill is 99% effective at preventing unwanted pregnancy WITHOUT a condom.

It is smart to continue to use condoms, to protect against STDs/STIs as I mentioned, but just wanted you to be clear that you are using birth control pills consistently and correctly (meaning: each day/night at the same time, without missing pills). Is that right?

July 26, 2009 - 7:55pm
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