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mambo11
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I ahve been on birht control for three months now and my boyfriend and i decided to have sex using only that method. My question is, on the "whats the risk" chart that is posted on this site, it doesnt mention only the use of the pill...so whats the risk?
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Heather
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Sure it does. The very first paragraph here -- http://www.scarleteen.com/reproduction/preg_risk_piv.html:

"Did you correctly use some form of birth control (contraception) such as the Pill, a diaphragm, Depo-Provera, or other birth control in combination with correctly using a condom for penis-in-vagina intercourse?

If you DID use birth control and a condom, then you have a VERY LOW RISK of pregnancy.
If NOT, keep reading. "


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MarvellousPurple
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Wait, actually, Mambo's right--the first paragraph is for hormonal birth control as well as a condom, and then it goes on to only condom. There's nothing for only hormonal birth control.

If memory serves me, with perfect use of the pill it's around 95% effective against pregnancy, but does nothing for STDs.


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banddryad
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Actually, I was looking at it too and noticed that..

Is that statistic right? Is it okay to not use a condom while you're on the pill (assuming one's taking it correctly)?


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logic_grrl
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It depends what you consider "okay".

Used correctly and consistently, the pill provides a high level of protection against pregnancy.

But using a condom as well as the pill provides an even higher level of protection, since one can act as a "back-up" if the other fails.

And obviously it also provides STD protection, which the pill can't.


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