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casey4ever1
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So I've been on ortho tri cyclen lo for 16 days now.my boyfriend came over saturfay and we had a little fun *twice* and he didn't wear a condom either time and finished inside me twice. How well does ortho tri cyclen lo work and what's the chance or me getting pregnant?
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Robin Lee
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Hi casey4ever1 and welcome to Scarleteen,

When you were prescribed the birth control pill, did your healthcare provider talk with you about how long it would take before the pill would reach it's full effectiveness?

When iny your cycle did you start taking it? That will affect how long it takes to reach its full effectiveness.

It takes about 7 days of taking the pill for it to reach full effectiveness, more for some people and les for others. Since there is no way to know when the pill starts doing its job, we usually recommend to people that they use a second method of birth control for the entire first cycle of taking it.

As you'll read in the information I'm going to link you to below, the pill is never 100% effective at preventing pregnancy, so if you're not wanting to become pregnant, and aren't comfortable with the amount of protection the pill does give you, you'll want to use a second method from this point forward.



For now, if you're concerned based on the information I've given you here, and want to take a pregnancy test to make sure, you'll want to wait until two weeks after the sex occurred to ensure that the results are accurate.

Combined Oral Contraceptives (The Pill)

Three questions about taking the birth control pill (and plenty of answers)


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casey4ever1
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I started taking it the sunday after my period started and if its a sunday start like I am, it said it would take several days for it to take effect.
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Given you did a Sunday start, so long as you've taken all your pills on time and properly, you should have had the full effectiveness your pill offers by around a week in.

So, your pregnancy risks would be very low in this case. STI risks are something else, just so you're aware, as the pill offers no STI protection.

Just do be sure that you take all the pills in the rest of this pack properly, okay? That always matters, but it matters an awful lot in that first pack if you're engaging in sex without a backup, since your body is still just starting to get in the groove with all the pills do to prevent pregnancy.

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