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I've been on birth control since March (so about four months) and have never missed a pill, or taken a pill late. Both my boyfriend and I have been tested for STIs and are both free from anything. We usually use condoms, but sometimes we don't. Last night we didn't use a condom and he always pulls out before he ejaculates but this time he didn't. I know that no method of birth control works 100% so there is always a risk of pregnancy, but this has never happened before so I was wondering about the risk of pregnancy while taking birth control & if I have anything to be worried about? I wasn't sure if it was safe for a guy to ejaculate in you even if you were taking birth control. I know about Plan B, but I don't currently have a job so I do not have enough money to afford it right now. Should I be worried?


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Hey alison. Fortunately, the pill is over 99% effective if you're a 'perfect user,' which it sounds like you are. It's not actually generally recommended to take Plan B while on the pill unless you know that you've recently messed up, because it probably won't do anything much besides screw with your hormones a whole lot. Your best bet is to just make sure you keep taking your pill correctly. If you mess up your pills within the next few days, maybe then consider Plan B. If you're still worried, you can test in 10-14 days after the incident and have an accurate pregnancy test result. I've been through this a few times myself, as my fiance and I used pretty much the same methods of BC as you until I got on the ring a few weeks ago. I know it's pretty scary, and you'll probably feel a lot of relief when you finally get your period, but just try not to stress out too much, OK? The stress can actually mess up your cycle and cause your period to come late when you're not pregnant. I hope this helps, and good luck!

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