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LovinLife
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Hi,
I am just wondering something. I am on the birth control pill (aviane 28), i have been for a year. I was talking to my friend last night and she told me that i HAD to use a condom because the chance of me getting pregnant was sooo high if i didn't. I have had sex before without a condom and just the pill and I am wondering how effective this really is. Thanks

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Hi LovinLife,

Your friend is misinformed. If you take your pill perfectly (on time, no missed pills) then it is 99.7% effective at preventing pregnancy. Here, take a look at this for more information (you can show your friend too): Combined Oral Contraceptives (The Pill).

The pill doesn't protect from STIs however. Have you and your partner ever been tested? Even if you are each other's first partner, it's important to get tested at least once a year.

Hope this helps!

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LovinLife
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Thank you so much. I also take my pill at the exact same time and have never missed one [Razz] Thanks so much again!! [Smile] I'm so relieved. And yes we have both been tested for STI's
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