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I've been on Yaz for two full months; I just started my third month today. My boyfriend and I had sex about two hours after I took the pill. I cleaned the pre-cum off before he went in, and he withdrew well before ejaculation. I'm concerned because I was bleeding with cramps three days before my placebos, and then all through my placebos - it was basically a normal period, which shouldn't happen.
How likely is it that there was any sperm there at all?
What causes weird, crampy bleeding like that, and is it possible that I ovulated? I never miss pills.
Do I need EC?

Please tell me I'm being stupid and have nothing to worry about!

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If you have been on the pill for more than a month, and are taking it as directed (same time every day, no late or missed pills) there is no reason to think that your protection might be compromised.

I'm not sure what you expect your withdrawal bleeds to be like? Because they certainly do look like 'normal periods'. For many women on hormonal birth control, the withdrawal bleeds are a bit lighter than their periods were, but essentially they'll look about the same.

So, since you're on birth control and using it correctly, there is no pregnancy risk here. It doesn't even matter whether there was pre-cum or whether your boyfriend ejaculated - you're on the pill, and thus you're having protected sex.

If you don't feel safe enough with the pill alone, you can back up with condoms. Which you'll want to do anyway unless you two are up to date with your STI sceens.

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