I know the best thing to do would be purchasing a home pregnancy test, but do you think you could say how much my risk is?
So, I''m on the pill and have just finished by active pills last Saturday. Sunday I began my placebo pills. It's been four days and I haven't gotten my period yet. My mother says I shouldn't worry unless I don't get it by this coming Sunday. Is this true?
When having sex my boyfriend and I are very careful and use condoms each and everytime. Usually we pair this with the pull out method so that he doesn't actually cum inside me, but rather in the condom outside of me. After reading that condoms were meant to be ejaculated into and that pulling out may acually increase the risk of breakage, I asked him not to pull out this time. However, when we looked at the condom, it seemed that his semen had leaked out of the top of the condom. I thought it may just be my own vaginal lubricant, though.
So, if his semen did happen to leak and find its way, would the birthcontrol have prevented any fertilization to occur?
By the way, I take my pills pretty regularly. Usually, I take them around 5 or 5:30 pm. Several times, though, I've taken them around 9:00 pm. Would this effect anything??
We suggest condom use if you're using hormonal birth control because hormonal birth control does not protect against STDs. So while your pregnancy risk with a condom failure is low if you're taking hormonal birth control, your STD risk is high.
The window of time in which you should be taking your pill depends on the type of pills; progestin-only minipills need to be taken at the same time every day, while combination pills (such as OrthoTriCyclen) allow a three-hour window. Make an effort to take your pill close to the same time every day so it can work properly.
Go ahead and take a pregnancy test if you haven't started your period; it won't hurt to know for sure.
Semen doesn't just leak out of a condom. You are on the pill. The likelihood of you becoming pregnant while using a condom AND the pill is practically nil, even if the condom had broken. The point of birth control is to keep you from becoming pregnant even WITHOUT a condom. I don't think you should worry much.
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quote:Originally posted by Aria51: The window of time in which you should be taking your pill depends on the type of pills; progestin-only minipills need to be taken at the same time every day, while combination pills (such as OrthoTriCyclen) allow a three-hour window. Make an effort to take your pill close to the same time every day so it can work properly.
This alarms me because I've been taking the mini-pill for over a year now, and on both brands I've taken (Cerazette and Noriday), the leaflet said that if the late pill was taken within three hours of normal time, you were still protected.
Is this just because things are different in the US than they are in the UK, or should mini-pills be considered ineffective if taken within three hours, but not on time?
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