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CuriosityGirl
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Well, my boyfriend and I have been dating for about 9 months. And we are both sexually active. Everytime we have had sex, we have used a condom. About three months ago I started the Pill. I have never missed a pill and I always take it on time. A couple weeks ago we ran out of condoms and had unprotected sex. My period was supposed to come two days ago but hasn't come yet. (Then again my periods are always irregular.) Could I be pregnant since we didn't use a condom, although I am on the Pill?

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Heather
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A combination of condoms and a hormonal method of birth control is about as much protection as you can get: that's a very effective way to prevent pregnancy (and STIs).

However, even in skipping the condom, you didn't have unprotected sex, because you were using the pill at the time. You simply only had the pill that time, which is still highly effective.

That doesn't mean 100%, so pregnancy is always a possibility, but probably not a very big one. However, it's also common, especially in the first few cycles of the pill, for withdrawal bleeds not to come like clockwork.

So, I'd wait it out a few more days, then if it still hasn't shown up, suggest taking a pregnancy test just to be sure.

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