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AmandaJune
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So I have been on Trinessa for about 10 months now. Perfect use if I do say so myself lol. But I'm curious as to whether I can use just the pill and stop using condoms all together. I know that the pill is very effective with perfect use. But what causes that fail rate? Even with perfect use, like you're not suppose to ovulate on the pill, but how come some people do even when using the pill perfectly?
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OWL Dan
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As far as birth control goes, you should be able to trust the pill only since you are taking it as it should be; but there still the consideration of protection from STD’s to consider. The guideline we recommend is having both partners using protection, having been monogamous, and tested clear for two tests or one year before being considered safe.
My educated guess as to why there is a bc failure sometimes is because there are so many variables involved when people are involved, such as how one person’s body reacts with the medicine may not be as good as intended (you know the “1:100,000” type situation - not actual odds). I hope this helps.

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Stephanie_1
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When taking something like the pill, it's going against how our bodies generally work. It's kind of playing a trick on the body to make it think it's pregnant so ovulation doesn't happen. But sometimes the body just doesn't follow through the way it technically should in those cases. So ultimately it's up to you and what you're most comfortable with. How about taking a look through and comparing effectiveness ratings when you double methods: The Buddy System: Effectiveness Rates for Backing Up Your Birth Control With a Second Method

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AmandaJune
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Thank you both for the advice and that article is super helpful. My boyfriend and I have been together for about two years now. We have both been tested and are STD free woot. So there's no worries there at all. [Smile]
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Stephanie_1
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Good to hear [Smile]

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