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Hello everyone, I'm a 17 year old guy, and I've only recently started having sex with my (16 year old) girlfriend. She's on birth control pills and I tend to use condoms, but the issue is lately we've preferred not to, and added to that the fact that last time we slept together I ejaculated before pulling out at all, I've started thinking about the implications of such actions. I don't plan on having intercourse without condoms anymore at this point.

On discussing the issue with a friend, whose girlfriend is also on birth control pills, he's told me he never uses condoms, since the pill reduces chances of pregnancy by 99%, and so it's almost impossible for it to happen.

Is this really so? Just how effective can birth control pills be? And also, since I'm at it, would you be so kind as to inform me if ejaculating before she's on her period still carries chances of getting her pregnant? If she's not ovulating, why would it?

Thank you very much for your help.

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Birth control pills, if taken properly, can have a 99% effectiveness rate. But there's still that chance.

That, coupled with the STD/STI risks you have, are reasons to use condoms. We recommned you use condoms until each partner has had two STD tests 6 months apart, and are monogomous. Even then, it's still a good idea.

There's no "safe" time for ejaculation--women ovulate at different times and sometimes multiple times per cycle. In addition, sperm can live in a friendly environment for up to seven days or so. A woman's reproductive system is a friendly environment.

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Just to be sure it's clear: when a woman is on BCPs and taking them correctly, she does not have a fetility cycle, and the effectiveness of the pill is exactly the same, every day of her cycle.

So, there are not times which are more or less safe for intercourse or fluid sharing in that regard.

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