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Can I be pregnant? If I had started taking birth control a little over a month ago and had unprotected sex and believe that I had semen in me after, will I get pregnant? If so, do you advise to take the Plan B pill?

If . If used correctly, the birth control pill is 99% effective 7 days after you start taking it. It's recommended that you use a back-up method the first week you are on it, but after that, you are protected against pregnancy. The pill becomes less effective if not used properly such as skipping pills or when taking certain medications like antibiotics while on the pill. In those instances, you will want to use a back-up method like the condom. Below is a link which gives more information on the pill. If you have unprotected sex and have not been taking the pill every day, instead of plan b, many pill packs come with instructions on what to do. Read more...
Contraception. If you took your oral contraceptive regularly for over a month, that is likely to confer around 99% protection. Plan B is not usually necessary in that scenario. However, if you have been using oral contraceptives inconsistently, the emergency contraceptive may be in order. Plan B One-Step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex. If taken within 72 hours it. Read more...

Can I get pregnant on birth control? If I had started taking birth control a little over a month ago and had unprotected sex and believe that I had semen in me after, will I get pregnant? If so, do you advise to take the Plan B pill?

If . If used correctly, the birth control pill is 99% effective 7 days after you start taking it. It's recommended that you use a back-up method the first week you are on it, but after that, you are protected against pregnancy. The pill becomes less effective if not used properly such as skipping pills or when taking certain medications like antibiotics while on the pill. In those instances, you will want to use a back-up method like the condom. Below is a link which gives more information on the pill. If you have unprotected sex and have not been taking the pill every day, instead of plan b, many pill packs come with instructions on what to do. Read more...
Contraception. I agree with Dr. McMullen. If taken correctly, the use of the oral contraceptive means it is not unprotected sex from the standpoint of pregnancy (doesn't protect against STD's). Thus, Plan B should not be needed. Read more...

I had unprotected sex 4 days ago if I was on my period, take birth control, and took plan b 3 days later am I good?

Protected =likely. If you have followed your BC pill instructions & never skipped any of your daily pills, you are likely protected.Pill failure rate is cited at about 5%/yr. People can get pregnant (not common but possible)on their period & plan B works better when taken sooner after exposure, but given all you did you are likely fine. Read more...

I'm taking birth control, sometimes an hour later than usual, still works or should I take plan b if I had unprotected sex?

You should be okay. Varying the time of birth control dose by an hour or so daily is not significant enough to alter its effectiveness, as long as you continue to take your daily dose. Missing a full day or two does reduce its effectiveness as well as some medications. With unprotected sex, you are still at risk for sexually transmitted infection so I do recommend both. Read more...