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This may sound a little silly but I was just wondering if I had sex (using condoms and I'm on the pill) the day before my period started, is there any risk of pregnancy?

I take my pill every day (21 days of month) and use protection with my boyfriend everytime but I still get freaked out every month that I could be pregnant!

Why do I keep worrying! Lol.

Thanks Kirst


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Anytime you have the kinds of sex that can cause pregnancy there is a risk of it. However, you are using two birth control methods so your chance is VERY low - those methods together are 99.99% effective with perfect use and 98.8% effective with typical use. That's about as close to no chance of pregnancy you can get while still having intercourse.

Check out this article:
The Buddy System: Effectiveness Rates for Backing Up Your Birth Control With a Second Method

If even that is still too much risk for you, you always have the option of having kinds of sex that can't result in pregnancy.

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