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Question: birth control and sex without a condom

 athena - Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:46 pm

I am currently on birth control and I try my best to take it at the same time everyday but I am sometimes off by a few hours. My boyfriend and I recently had sex without a condom. Should I be worried about pregnancy? If avoidable I would like to keep this info private from my parents. I am of legal age.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:32 pm

User avatar Hello,
Birth control pills are a very reliable method of contraception, usually requiring no additional method. A few hours' variation should not affect this. If you are on a "mini" (progestin only) pill it is more important that you be as consistent as possible but a little fluctuation within the day should not put you at risk.

Condoms are recommended if you are at risk for sexually transmitted infection, however.

Best wishes.
 tinky - Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:53 pm

I have been on birth control for over a year. This past month I had breakthrew bleeding for almost a day. I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative. I have nr missed a period of had brerakthrew bleeding since starting the pill. I have not gotten my period yet and it was due on sunday. I don't know what to do.

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