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westwood200
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Hello,

First and foremost, I would really like to thank this website service for all that they do. Whenever I get nervous about anything, I know that I can always come here and read non-judgmental advice and opinions.

Now for my own situation- I am currently on loseasonique birth control. I started it on the first day of my period five weeks ago. My boyfriend and I are recently sexually active, and we had sex about a week after I started the birth control. We used a condom, as well as the withdrawal method. I took a pregnancy test 14 days after the risk, and then I took one again on the day that I would have normally gotten my period if I hadn't been on birth control. Both tests were negative.

My boyfriend and I then had sex again one week ago- last thursday. Before putting the condom on, I washed my hands thoroughly. (there was absolutely no genital contact before) I had not missed any pills and I always took them within one hour of each other. My boyfriend pulled out long before he ejaculated. After we were done, we filled the condom with water to ensure that there were no leaks or tears- there weren't.

After some deliberation, I decided that I no longer want to have sex. I will be starting college in the fall at a prestigious university, and I really don't want anything to get in the way of that.

Could you please advise me on how likely it is that I could be pregnant from the aforementioned situation? Now that I have made the decision not to have sex anymore, I really just want to know that no pregnancy occurred.

My other question is, since I am on loseasonique, when can I expect the pregnancy test results to be accurate? I know people advise you to take a test the day of your missed period, but this birth control causes me to not have periods..

Thank you so much for all of your help. Your website is truly a blessing.

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Karybu
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The chances of pregnancy here are pretty much as close to zero as you can get. Given when you started taking the pill, it would likely have been at or nearly at full effectiveness after a week, and you also used a condom AND the withdrawal method - 3 methods of birth control.

As for the pregnancy tests, you can assume they're accurate 14 days after a possible risk. If you wanted to test again to double check the result, then you'd want to wait another week (so 21 days after) and test again.

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