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I am on birth control and I had sex without a condom today, which is a day before my withdrawal bleed. I am taking the placebo pills.

He pulled out before he ejaculated, but some of his semen may have gotten on my labia. I am taking my pill correctly - I usually take it around 9 or 10 PM.. one night I got out of work late and took it at 12 am, but that does not count as late or missed, right? Anyway, I am wondering if this week of placebos is protected? I am very scared and bought pregnancy tests.

By the way -- I am considering going back to condoms simply because this stress is NOT worth it at all, so no need to suggest. [Smile] I suppose I wanted to see if I could handle it, but apparently not.

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You are just as protected during the placebo week as you are during the active pills. I know that can be tough to wrap one's head around, but if you consider that the timing of the placebos is effectively the same thing that happens, chemically, with a woman's natural fertility cycle during a period -- save that because you're going to restart the pill, you won't be fertile again right afterward -- it might make more sense.

How you've taken your pill does not count as late. You've done just fine.

(Good to hear from you, by the way. Besides this scare, how have you been?)

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Thanks Heather, you are always so helpful.

I have been doing really well, actually. My boyfriend and I worked out the problems having to do with my previous relationship. I realize more and more every day I am better than what happened to me, and I honestly have a lot to thank you (and volunteers!) for. You guys were the only people I could confide in and relate to... I know for a fact there are SO many people out there who would tell me I owed it to my ex to have sex with him even if I didn't want to and to just deal with it. You know the kind of people I'm talking about.

I suppose my newest worry is the fact my boyfriend has had several partners before me, and I have had such little experience. I know it doesn't matter to him, it just intimidates me. I think a lot of people go through this feeling so I am sure I will overcome it.

By the way - I bought the pregnancy tests because I remember reading a bunch of posts where you say it is "10 dollars for a piece of mind" and YES you are right! I took a test this morning, showed up negative, and shortly after I got my period. Best thirteen dollars I have ever spent =]

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