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steph.
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i don't know why, but i'm paranoid. i'm not asking you guys IF i'm pregnant, because i know you can't tell me.. i just want to know if you think i have any reason whatsoever to be worried.

i started alesse about three weeks ago and took it at the same time everyday without any vomitting/diarhea or negative complications. after a little more than two weeks, i had sex without a condom twice. he did not cum inside me. now for some reason i keep thinking i could be pregnant... even though i know its kind of silly. what do you think? am i being stupid?

btw, my period should come next week, so i'll know for sure then.

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Heather
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Well, it's not silly if you had unprotected sex before one full cycle of BC, because then you did have risks.

Has it been more than ten days since your last risk?

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Bobolink
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Scarleteen recommends that you do not have unprotected sex until the completion of the first cycle of pills, Furthermore, withdrawal is not a form of contraception and provides little or no protection.

That being sais, having unprotected sex after two weeks on the pill will afford you some protection. If your period does not arrive om schedule, you can take a pregnancy test. You should also be aware that the pill provides no protection against STI's.

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steph.
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quote:
Originally posted by Miz Scarlet:
Well, it's not silly if you had unprotected sex before one full cycle of BC, because then you did have risks.

Has it been more than ten days since your last risk?

my bc package (i just checked) said its only necessary to use another form of birth control for 7 days, and after that time its fully effective. because i started on the fifth day of my period. i thought the full month was only a precaution in case you had negative side effects that would lower the effectiveness of the bc, such as vomitting or diarrhea?

it also would've been around day 20 of my cycle (and they're quite regular) so even if the bc wasn't fully effective i probably wouldn't have been ovulating anyways. i'm not too worried anymore, i'll just wait until next week and take a pregnancy test if i don't get my period.

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Heather
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The trouble is that not everyone metabolizes the pill that fast. So, that's not a given, per how soon it will work for everyone. But waiting for unprotected sex for a full month would have no bearing on what side effects of the pill a woman might experience.

So, by all means, if your withdrawal bleed is late (though it might be anyway, that's typical when just starting BCPs), take a test.

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