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A 19-year-old female asked:

i am on birth control but wondering if it's safe to have unprotected sex while taking the placebo tablets?

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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Kinda: If you have been taking your pills as directed everyday than you are still in protection against pregnancy during the placebo days. The pack is designed to mimic your own hormonal changes to signal when menstruation should start. However, you are NOT safe from STDs! ALWAYS ask your partner to use a condom to avoid contracting an infection.

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