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My boyfriend and I had sex about a week and a half ago without a condom. I have been on the pill for a year and I take it regularly, everyday, like I should. My period is not due until tomorrow, but yet I am extremely nervous about being pregnant. I know the pill is quite effective, but not always effective. I guess it is just the fact that it was the first time we haven't used a condom in addition to my being on the pill that is making me worry. Using two forms of birth control has always quelled fears of possibly being pregnant in the past. During the encounter he did not come inside of me, but things can still happen. I did seem to PMS normally. Usually the only PMS symptom I experience is breast tenderness, which begins a week prior to the start of my period. So far, everything seems normal - except for my being nervous and anxious for the arrival of my period.

I guess this isn't so much a question as it is me trying to vent some of my nerves. Thanks!

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Hey shiny88. Welcome to Scarleteen!

Your risk here is pretty much non-existent - the pill is over 99% effective when taken correctly (which it sounds like you've been doing, kudos!). If you are not comfortable with only the one method though, there's absolutely no harm in backing up with condoms to decrease your risk that little bit more; no point in having sex if you're too worried about pregnancy to really enjoy it, eh?

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