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is it safe to have sex on period while on birth control

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Birth Control: Once you are on and taking your birth control as prescribed it is safe to be sexual. You do not need back up.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
37 years experience in Gynecology
Not yet: Topically one is not safe from getting pregnant until completing 1 pill pack. Especially if you took it the Sunday after your period ended
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Negative pregnancy: test 23 days after last sexual intercourse should be accurate. Take care.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience in Family Medicine
The : The nuva ring should have been inserted within the first five days of your menstrual period. If you inserted it after your period ended, then it is be ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Birth control pills only prevent pregnancy. If you are in a monogamous relationship, and neither of you have any sti, then it is safe. Condoms are sti ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
26 years experience in Gynecology
Yes: Birth control pills provide very effective birth control even during the pill free week.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fairly common: Especially so in the first 2-3 months of starting a new pill, as one's body is 'adjusting' to the new hormones. If it persists beyond the first few m ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not always: Each birth control has different guidance. Some may require contraceptive back up depending on which day you start them.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Safe?: Are you worried about stds? What do you mean by 'safe'? Why are you worried about pregnancy from sex if you are on birth control?
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends: Depends what you mean by safe. Neither birth control nor topamax (topiramate) will prevent std transmission. Topamax may cause birth control to ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Snunit BEN - OZER
30 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Can happen: Especially in low dose pills. Ok if your doctor determines no hormonal or other problem.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Birth control: Yes it is safe to continue on with your birth control
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely pregnancy: It's unlikely to become pregnant. Your chances of std are increased with unprotected sex during periods.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Usually yes: But birth control is never fool proof.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Can be.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illnes ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Missing pills, yes: If you don't take the pill every day as directed then yes, it is common to get pregnant, and most women then say it was a "pill failure" Of course it ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Never: It is never safe to have unprotected sex unless you are in a monogamous relationship. Birth control does not protect you from sexually transmitted dis ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, as long as the "sugar pills" are part of an fda-approved oral contraceptive pack that is being taken for the purpose of birth control.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes : The "period" pills are placebos - designed to keep you in the habit of daily pill ingestion.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Birth control: If the birth control pills are taken correctly and condoms are used with every sexual act, the chance of pregnancy is very low.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: Very very very unlikely, but being unprotected is risky if it is someone you don't really know. Be careful.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The risk of pregnancy while taking birth control is as high as 5% per year. Some of those who get pregnant don't realize it until they are a few mont ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Hakimi
22 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes.: If you take your pills correctly and on tiime, they are meant to reduce the amount and duration of the monthly bleeding.

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