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Safe To Have Sex On Menses And On Birth Control
Can you have your period on active birth control pills and not bleed on the placebos? This happened to me this month been on bc for 5 months.
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
While i was on birth control pills, i lost my sex drive and did faint once. Do any other birth control pills will have the same side effects?
Bcp: Not necessarily. Depends on type of hormones in the pill. Consult your ob/gyn. ...Read more
Is it safe to have unprotected sex on last day of sugar pills on first pack of birth control? When my period will most likely not come on sugar pills?
Can I get my birth control "period" and be pregnant while being on birth control? I get my bc "period" every month. I'm on the pill reclipsen
I was on antibiotics while on my period, and for 2 days during my new birth control pill cycle. Should i be using alternate methods of birth controll?
Can you get pregnant by having unprotected sex in the shower but on birth control pill. I was on nexplanon for a year switched to depo for 3 months ?
Can you rely only on birth control pills when having sex to prevent pregnancy? with the same partner and never missing a pill.
Should: If taking properly, birth control pills are very effective, upwards of 99% effective. Other medications though, like antibiotics, may decrease the effectiveness of them and there are rare cases of pregnancy despite taking the pill. Chances are in you r favor of not being pregnant if taking the pill appropriately. ...Read more
If i had start birth control on the 9 of this month and had unprotected sex on the 14. Would i be pregnant?
Yes: Pills are protective even then.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi I started birth control pills on day 3 of my cycle. I had unprotected sex on the 6th day of taking birth control. Do I need to take the plan b pill?
No: If you started your birth control pills on day 3 of your cycle, you are protected and don't need Plan B. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Possibly: When you are on bcps, you get bleeding whenever your hormones drop. Usually the pill has enough to prevent you from doing this when you are taking the pill, but sometimes not. If this happens frequently, you may want to switch to a stronger pill to prevent the breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more
If I have unprotected sex with a woman on birth control. And she stops birth control 5 days after sex. What are the chances of her getting pregnant?
Low if true: With such a story I would wonder if she was on BC at all, or was inconsistent in use making it less effective. The pill has a failure rate around 5%/yr in general.If she was consistent with use and stopped 5 days after your encounter, any sperm you left in her would be dead by the time an egg could be released and make it into position for conception. ...Read more
I had sex for the very first time. My bf had a condom on and I take birth control. Some spotting going on. Pregnant?
Chance of pregnancy: is quite low if you were taking oral contraceptives for adequate period and the condom was correctly used. Bleeding is not unusual at the time that a female loses her virginity. If your period is late - take a home pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on birth control pills, is it ok to have unprotected sex on the last fertile day of my fertile week?
On the pill?: A woman on birth control pills, taking them properly, and beyond her first pack of pills... has no fertile day and has no fertile week. She is not fertile when on birth control pills. That means she has protection against pregnancy every day, regardless of where she is in her pill pack. However, adding condoms can protect against some STD diseases, and may decrease vaginal odor or discharge. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more
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