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By Anonymous December 13, 2016 - 2:45am
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so I've been on the pill for roughly a year and I'm aware on how it works but I'm just wondering does the amount of times my partner comes inside me decrease the effectiveness. for example my partner and i have had sex 5 times in 3 days and each time he came inside me will this put me at greater risk of pregnancy or does it not matter?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us with your question.

The simple answer is no. Oral contraceptives are effective in preventing pregnancy regardless of how many times you have intercourse.

Birth control pills prevent pregnancy mainly by stopping ovulation. If no egg is released, there is nothing to be fertilized by sperm, and the woman cannot get pregnant.

Most birth control pills contain synthetic forms of two female hormones, estrogen and progestin. These synthetic hormones stabilize a woman's natural hormone levels, and prevent estrogen from peaking mid-cycle. Without the increase in estrogen levels, the pituitary gland does not release other hormones that normally cause the ovaries to release mature eggs.


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