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bettyandteddy
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i have been taking estrostep for about 6 months now and everything has been fine but in the last month i had sex during that week when you start taking the active pills again after your period... they say to have a back up method and we always use a condom everytime just to be sure... the condom fell off during intercourse and now i am waiting for my period and there doesn't seem to be any signs of it... does the pill still remain active during your period? is it possible to get pregnant even using a condom and the pill? help me please... i am a worry freak..
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Heather
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You only need backup your FIRST cycle of pills. Not every cycle.

So long as you are taking your active pills on time, you are EQUALLY protected from pregnancy every day of your cycle, including the placebo days and those just after them.

Pregnancy when using the pill AND condoms would be incredibly unlikely, but if condoms are slipping off you partner, he should look into either a sniugger-sized condom, or make sure he's putting them on correctly.

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bettyandteddy
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thank you very much... that's definitely assuring...these are things you can't find on your own sometimes and i always thought everytime you start a new pack you need a back up during the placebo... thanks again that was a big help!
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