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outofthepark74
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Alright, so currently my girlfriend is on birth control, and she has been for over a year.

She just started a new pack this past Sunday, and has been taking it with perfect use so far the past 5 days.

The pack before, she might have missed a couple pills during the first 2 weeks, but we didn't have sex during this time and she took them the next day when she remembered. She did miss one of the last active pills in the pack also (I'm thinking the 19th or 20th pill).

We just had sex earlier today, and I did ejaculate inside her.

My question is if there is any significant pregnancy risk? She's assuring me everything's ok, and I am a bit of a worry wart. I just wanted to get some clarification here.

Thanks!

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Robin Lee
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HI outofthepark74 and welcome to Scarleteen.

Well, whenever we engage in the kinds of sex that can lead to pregnancy, which include vaginal intercourse, there is some risk of pregnancy regardless of what contraception is used.

If your girlfriend is consistently taking her pill this cycle, her risk is minimized.

The two of you can increase protection by using two birth control methods. Here's some information about that:

The Buddy System: Effectiveness Rates for Backing Up Your Birth Control With a Second Method

The birth control pill doesn't protect against STI (sexually transmitted infection) transmission. Have you and your girlfriend both had a full STI testing recently?

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outofthepark74
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Hey Robin,

I realize that we can increase protection, and I know there's always a risk.

She's been on it for a over a year and we've learned a lot, I'm just curious if what happened the past month with mist pills last pack and sex earlier today could put her at a BIG risk of pregnancy.


Thanks!

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So long as she began her current pack on time--that is, no break between packs--the effectiveness isn't compromised. How she took her pills during the last cycle only affect her level of protection for that cycle. [Smile]

For almost everything you might ever want to know about missed or late pills, you can refer to this article:

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

Does this help at all?

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outofthepark74
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Yes, that's helps soooo much, thank you [Smile] .

She's been spot on with the current pack, I was just worried that a few minor mishaps in the previous one might have had an impact for the current month.

Thanks so much!

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