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tinydoll18
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Is it possible for a girl to get pregnant if she is on birth control and a condom was used during sex???
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LilBlueSmurf
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Possible, sure ... Likely? Not very.

If the birth control pills (BCPs) are being taken as prescribed (daily, around the same time) and the condoms are used properly (for all genital contact, with additonal lubrication), your chances are very very slim.

If the BCP's are taken irregularly and condoms aren't used properly or break/tear, pregnancy would be more likely.


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So then if birth control has been taken for over 6 months, and NO condom is used, it is more likely to get pregnant?
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Originally posted by LilBlueSmurf:
Possible, sure ... Likely? Not very.

If the birth control pills (BCPs) are being taken as prescribed (daily, around the same time) and the condoms are used properly (for all genital contact, with additonal lubrication), your chances are very very slim.

If the BCP's are taken irregularly and condoms aren't used properly or break/tear, pregnancy would be more likely.



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Maybe a little. Not significantly, no.

Condoms and birth control are usually used together so you have a backup method. If the condom breaks, it's okay (pregnancy-risk wise; you'd still have an STI risk) b/c you've been on the pill, and if you miss a pill, it's okay b/c you're using condoms anyway.

Birth control alone and condoms alone are both very effective methods of birth control, when used properly.

You can learn more about your birth control options (and their effectiveness) here;

Margaret Sanger’s Disneyland: An easy chart of your birth control options


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I take my pill everyday, my problem is, I don't take it at the same time everyday and sometimes I even forget to take it, so I was just wondering, even if we use a condom, and it breaks, theres a good chance that I won't get pregnant right?
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The efficiency of the pill is based on the fact that it is taken correctly--i.e, at the same time (or within a 2 hour period) every day. Missing pills often negates the effectiveness of the pill. I also found that for me, it made my periods particularly bad. This is why I switched to Ortho Evra.

So, if you've forgotten a pill, use a condom.


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