I feel like this is a really stupid question, but if you have taken birth control for a year and a half and have unprotected sex during the placebo week, could you still get pregnant?
7 Mar 2011
No... or it is highly unlikely... The birth control pill uses hormones to basically convince your body that it is already pregnant so you do not ovulate, because you don't ovulate when you are pregnant. The monthly period is caused when the hormone supression is removed and with drawl bleeding occurs because from a hormonal point of view your body thinks you delivered or miscarried... It is not likely that you will get pregnant due to the fact that the pill does not just work on a 24 hour period, and thus building up the hormones and levels of fooling the system over time... almost like that of an extended release tablet of any medication, or abrubtly going off psych med you are not going to feel normal in a 24-48 period, but weeks even months to get it out of your system... blaze22 P.S. There is always a first time for anything, and some unlucky ones but you should be o.k. re-ck with your obgyn... hope this was helpful
2 Feb 2014
Just thought it was funny one person if getting upset about having sex on your period when the question at the top is about getting pregnant during the placebo week of birth control. I just had sex last night with my boyfriend during the second to last day of the placebo week and I was just a little worried. Thank you to the first person who answered this question, it helped a lot.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I was taking birth control correctly everyday for more than a year. Last week I had unprotected sex (still on birth control) and continued taking it ...
1 answer • 30 Dec 2014
I had unprotected sex a two days before my placebo week on birth control and I haven't gotten my period but I also haven't skipped any ...
1 answer • 16 Apr 2015
I had sex last Friday and I had already had my period. I was just ending it when I had unprotected sex and I missed taking the last pill of my ...
1 answer • 26 Apr 2015
I have never been on birth control before, and just began taking birth control (Lutera) last month. I am currently on my second pack, and will begin ...
1 answer • 18 May 2015
I'm on my second month of birth control and I'm on the placebo week. I started my period on the 4th day of the placebo pills. My boyfriend ...
1 answer • 23 May 2015