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On birth control pill. I had sex with a condom a week before my placebo pills. I got my normal period after that, can I be pregnant?

Unlikely. A woman who is properly taking her birth control pills, and is beyond her first pack of pills, has contraceptive protection ALL the time, regardless of where she is in her pill pack. That's very important to understand. Furthermore, a home urine pregnancy test gives a very reliable result 3 weeks after sex, if one is still worried about possible pregnancy. Read more...

Is birth control pill still effective if you get your period at a time other than the placebo week?

Breakthrough bleedin. 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...

I'm about to start a new birth control pill. Can I get pregnant during the placebo pills if I have already finished my period?

New start pill. If you are about to start a new birth control pill then you will not start with the placebo pills. You will start taking one pill per day at the beginning of the pack. The first 21 pills are the active pills and the last 7 are the placebo pills. Use back up with condoms for the first two weeks if this is your first month on the pill. Read more...

Started Orsythia Birth Control Pill about 5 moago. Have always had a normal period. A week after normal cycle I am bleeding again. Brown, red. Why?

Hormones, Hormones. Hormones. Hormones. Hormones. Everywhere you look these days it's Hormones. Hormones for this. Hormones for that. And people get upset when they take a constant dose of a hormone at certain intervals...nothing like what your body would do normally (it responds much more continuously)and something just ain't right. Best to get to your GYN and discuss the implications of this. just don't worry. Act. Read more...

If I had sex the day before my period arrived (I'm on the birth control pill), and then got my normal period, am I definitely NOT pregnant??

Unlikely. Pregnancy occurs with fertilization of an egg by sperm and subsequent implantation of the fertilized egg into the uterus. Release of the egg and optimal time for pregnancy occurs near ovulation which is at the mid-point of the menstrual cycle, typically 14 days before the start of your period. Once the uterine lining is discharged (your period) there is no place for a fertilized egg to implant. Read more...
No guarantees. Pregnancy has been documented after unprotected intercourse on any day of a woman's cycle, including during menses. It is less likely near or during menses, but there are no guaranteed "safe" days. Women with irregular cycles are more likely to have unpredictable egg release dates than those who are regular. If you are not ready to be pregnant, use something. Read more...