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okay im on the pill yasmin and ive been on it since early july. my boyfriend and i took a break from having sex but previously we used the withdrawl method. if my boyfriend and i start having sex again and he ejaculates inside me, what is the chance of me getting pregnant? i take the pill on time every day and rarely skip one (rare meaning i only skipped one since july.)
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The pill is 99,7 % effective with perfect use (92% effective with typical use). Some people use the pill alone while other couple with another birth control method. If you find that the protection the pill offers is not enough for you and your partner, then it might be definatly a good idea to couple it with another birth control method.

The withdrawal method though is not the most effective birth control method there is so if you want a higher level of protection, then you might want to took into other more effective birth control methods to couple with the pill such as the condom for example.

It's also worth remembering that the pill and the withdrawal method does not protect you against STIs.

Here, you might want to check this out:
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Adding to what Cool said, and maybe making it more clear, as long as you take the pill correctly (which it does sound as though you have been doing, minus the one missing one), then you are pretty darn protected against pregnancy using the pill alone. And that goes with whether you use withdrawal as well, or if he were to ejaculate in you.

It doesn't matter that you've taken a break from sexual activities and started up again, all the matters is that you've continued to take your pill correctly. Does that better answer your question?

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