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A 20-year-old female asked:

If i just started the contraceptive pills, had breakthrough bleeding (did'nt miss any pills) and had sex, could i be pregnant?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Not likely, but: Not impossible. Ask a doctor or pharmacist about the timing for plan b. Then, if you miss a period, do a test. If the sex was protected by condom - you're safer, but pregnancy can be a very powerful force.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Unlikely: If your were taking a pill each day, it is not likely that you would conceive. Breakthrough bleeding does not decrease the effectiveness of the pill.

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Last updated Sep 20, 2013

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