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A 25-year-old female asked:

out of curiosity if you are taking birth control (5 years) and having unprotected sex with your boyfriend is it more likely to get pregnant?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No: Contraception has a lower rate of failure when well established > one year. The pill should be 99% effective.
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No: If you are using birth control correctly, you are not likely to conceive. You do need to practice safe sex in order to avoid std's however.

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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have not taken my birth control in 2 weeks and and unprotected sex multiple times with my boyfriend. Could i be pregnant ?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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Yes possible: Even with contraceptives taking on schedule there is 1% failure rate, by missing 2 wks possible to get pregnancy , see your gyn doctor.
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A female asked:

Started last month birth control a week late and took a few pills in the middle late. Unprotected sex during final week whats the chance of pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Possible: There is not a way to quantify the odds of getting pregnant when someone is using birth control pills sporadically or incorrectly. You can not rely on the pill for contraception if you do not use them exactly as directed. Consider switching to a nondaily option such as an IUD or Nexplanon.

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