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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is my birth control working and could i be pregnant? i had sex last about 2 weeks ago. im currently on the pill and have been for about 6 months now and i take it at the same time every day. we do not use a condom but he pulls about every time before ejac

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
If : If you are using your birth control correctly (which it sounds like you are) then you have a less than 1% chance of getting pregnant. If you are on the type of pill where you only get 4 periods a year, then it is normal to only have 4 periods a year and miss the other ones. If missing a period makes you nervous and you find having a monthly period more reassuring, then you might want to talk to your doctor about switching to a different pill. Once you have started a birth control pill for the first time and have waited 7 days, after that as long as you take the pill as instructed, you can have sex any time during your cycle and should be protected against pregnancy. I attached a great website with lots of information on the pill below. It may answer any additional questions you may have.
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Your pill's working: If you're asking because your not getting a period, you shouldn't worry about being pregnant. It's a very common side effect of the pill. If you're taking your pill correctly and you're also using withdrawal as a back up, your chances of getting pregnant are probably no higher than 1%.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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