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fairie
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Me and my boyfriend use both oral contraceptives and condoms. But still I'm so scared of getting pregnant.I know its probably silly, but I've read articles and such about that happening with two methods. Has it happened to anyone, or can anyone give me some advice. Thank ya'll so much!

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PoetgirlNY
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Oral contraceptive pills taken every day at about the same time combined with condoms used properly provide exellent protection from pregnancy and many STIs/STDs. There are a few things that can make your bc pills less effective, including antibiotics, diarrhea, vomiting, and not taking them correctly. Otherwise, they are highly effective, and combined with properly used condoms, you have an extremely small risk of pregnancy.

Check out this link to make sure you're using condoms correctly. http://www.scarleteen.com/infection/condom.html

However, that tiny risk is still there, and it's a risk you must be willing if you want to engage in activities which place you at risk for pregnancy. There's no 100% effective way to prevent pregnancy except for celibacy. It's not silly to worry about it. If you're still very scared, it might be time to reevalute whether or not you're really ready to be having intercourse.

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