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i have been on ortho evra birth control patch 5 months now. my boyfriend and i recently had unprotected sex and he came inside me. can i get pregnant?

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Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Not likely: Bith control medications are good but not 100% with perfect use the failure tate is estimated at 0.3%. With typical use the failure rate exceeds 9% i suggest you normally use condoms as well. If your period comes on time you are home free.

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