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A 19-year-old female asked:

I'm on birth control, and i take my pills everyday at the same time. i've been spotting, is it still okay to have unprotected sex while spotting?

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Dr. Brian Clear
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Yes: Spotting is common especially while your body is still adjusting to an oral contraceptive. Frequent spotting is more common in low-estrogen or no-estrogen formulations, but it does not indicate any lessened protection from pregnancy.

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Last updated Dec 26, 2015

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