Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted diseases?

No. Birth control pills effectively prevent pregnancy when used correctly. They do not protect against sexually transmitted infections. You should use a condom to decrease your risk.
Yes. They do confer a small amount of protection but you should use condoms and good judgement picking partners for more complete protection.

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Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?

No. Birth control pills protect against pregnancy if taken promptly every day. You need barrier protection like condoms in addition to birth control pills to prevent sexually transmitted infections. Read more...
STDs. Birth control pills will not protect you from anything, including pregnancy (although it makes pregnancy infinitely less likely). Condoms will provide reasonable protection from most stds, but even these can fail because of leakage or breakage. Be careful out there. Read more...

Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?

No. No, birth control pills do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections or hiv/aids. They just protect you from pregnancy. The only way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections, including hiv/aids, is through the use of barrier protection (condoms or dental dams). Read more...

Is spotting a couple hours after taking birth control pills normal? I am sexually active and we don't always use protection. I'm on my third month of the pill but have never spotted after taking it.

Spotting/breakthrough . Spotting/breakthrough bleeding is very common, especially within the first three cycles. Also if you do not take the pill around the same time everyday your chances of this spotting increases. If after the third pack you are still spotting you may need a different birth control pill with a different hormonal compostion. Please consult with your doctor to go over your options. Best of luck. Read more...

Birth control pills if I am pregnant I had sexual relations without protection two days ago and I think I was in my fertil days, my boyfriend did not eyaculate but there was penetration...I need to know if I can start today taking pills for birth control.

If . If you are going to continue to have sex, then you should continue to take your birth control pills as directed. Even if you are pregnant, taking the pills will not harm the baby. As far as finding out if you are pregnant, you can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. Unless you took the test in the last week or two, it may have been too early. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. If you are not pregnant, talk to your doctor about emergency contraception. You can use this if you have unprotected sex in the future. Good luck! Read more...