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Was I on the pill long enough to be protected?

By Anonymous May 7, 2010 - 10:50am
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So here's my situation.

I started taking the pill in march, went through a full pack, then started the 2nd pack but during the first couple of pills I had to stop because of an allergic reaction/sickness to something.

Well I started up again last Sunday (so it's been 11-12 days since I've been back on the pill) when I had my breakthrough bleeding/period. Yesterday, I had intercourse with my boyfriend, we did use a condom, but I'm afraid that some sperm may have l leaked out on the bottom because there was pre-cum located in the shaft of the condom.

Am I protected? Was I was on the pill long enough to not worry?? And If I have my period this month, is that sign that I will okay?

By the way, I'm taking Ortho Tr-Cyclen Lo, where it says that I need backup protection during the first 7 days. But I'm such a worry case, that I needed to ask!

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Hi Anonymous,

You should be fine but I want to stress that every time you have sex (even on the Pill), there is always a chance of pregnancy and only time will tell. Having your period is a good sign that your not pregnant. The breakthrough bleeding may have been just because you missed some days since you were ill.

Most pills do say to use a backup method during the first 7 days, that is correct. You also used a condom for a backup method which was very smart on your part. In my opinion, you should be fine. If you happen to miss a period, take a pregnancy test to ease your mind.

I hope this information helps. Please keep us updated once you start your period.

May 7, 2010 - 12:58pm
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