This might be too medical a question but I think I have made a kinda stupid mistake. Had sex yesterday, friday and used a condom. I am also on the pill and had taken it correctly. I had started my 4 day break on Thursday and due my period in 2 days. However on Wednesday I am due to have a procedure which requires me taking laxatives on tuesday, which may affect the absorption of my pill.
I have heard sperm can survive for up to a week and worried that this lack of absorption(missed pill) will cause me to ovulate and put me at risk for pregnancy, if the condom did not work. Is there anything i can do?
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If you used the condom for all genital contact and it did not slip off at any point, or break, then you can know that it did what it was supposed to.
Condoms don't work when people don't use them for all genital contact, or when they break or slip off during sexual activity.
In terms of your pill effectiveness, you might want to give your healthcare provider's office a call, or talk to your pharmacist, to get an opinion on whether the preparation for this procedure will interact with your birth control pill.
If, however, you always use condoms, you can know that you have an effective form of birth control backing up your pill. That's the benefit to making a habit of using two methods. :
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