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A 20-year-old female asked:

I was on the sugar pills of my birth control when my boyfriend and i had sex. he came inside me and i never started my period afterwards. pregnant?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe/not: If you have been on the pill for many months you are likely not pregnant. The pills generally work by preventing egg release so no egg= no pregnancy. The sugar pills are a spacer that allows your uterus to shed a normal menses. You are not especially vulnerable when you take them.Some women skip cycles occasionally. You can do a pregnancy test if you wish.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2020

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