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The other day, my boyfriend and I had sex. Now, I'm worried... I have been taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen for a year almost, and we have been together for over a year. I have never missed a pill. (Psst..and, we have been tested for STD'S twice in the past year)

Anyways, we always use condoms and the pill combined when we have sex. The other day, we didn't. I had just started my period that day.

I mean, I'm almost positive everything will be fine, and I'm not pregnant, but I always have part of me that worries. I guess the only thing I can do is take a pregnancy test in the near future, but do you think I have a great risk of being pregnant?

I've already checked out the Pregnancy Risk chart, but I wanted to hear opinions or advice. Thanks


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The pill is generally really good at preventing pregnancy, but the nasty thing is, it can (and does) fail sometimes, sometimes even without you making a mistake like missing a pill. Meds (antibiotics) can change the way the pill works, diarreha can, throwing up can, some long-standing conditions (like PCOS) can. - That's why we recommend to always use condoms, even with the pill.
If nothing like that happened to you during your last pill pack, IMHO, one can pretty much assume you're not pregnant. But it's only a guess. As you've already said - your best bet is indeed a pregnancy test, most good brands work about 10 days after the suscpected incident.

It's actually good that there is alwasy a "part of you that worries" - pregnancy can happen even when you're on the pill. (And there are actually lots of girls around who had that happen to them). So please, sweetie, make sure you keep using those trusty old condoms.

Good luck with the test.

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[This message has been edited by Alaska (edited 03-09-2001).]

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