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Tri-Linyah scare and confusion

By August 6, 2016 - 1:04pm
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ive been on Tri Linyah for 8 days now, just had unprotected sex he didnt come inside of me, he peed also so no pre ejaculate risk (as far as i know).

anyways, i was put onto this for my acne.. asked someone if it was cool to have sex unprotected because im on Tri Linyah. The person replied saying "maybe if u were put on a real birth control first...." after we did have sex.

my concern is, am i protected with tri linyah even though it was perscribed for acne? is it a real birth control? im actually really scared lol .. also.. is generic BC the same? does it protect? just really confused and scared.

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is generic birth control still as effective as the others?

August 6, 2016 - 7:45pm
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Hello ironmaiden,

Yes. Generic brand is as effective as brand name pills, just less expensive .


August 8, 2016 - 8:10am

Hello spookyblack,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for coming to us with your concern.

The generic form of ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate is a combination drug that contains female hormones that prevent ovulation, which is the release of an egg from an ovary. Tri-Linyah is a brand name of this drug.

This medication also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.

Even though the pill was prescribed to treat your acne, it is a contraceptive. It is recommended that you use back-up birth control, such as condoms or a spermicide, when you first start using the pill for its contraceptive benefit.

spookyblack, you may have been protected since he did not ejaculate inside of you and you had been taking the pill for eight days. Wait and see if you have your period.


August 6, 2016 - 2:41pm
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