She got put on this pill on about the 20-24th of July. She left to California on the 26th and we had sex on the 25th. We were worried because there is a conspiracy that the birth control doesnt work until a month after first using. Time went on and we waited and she eventually got her period, but with that i wasn't too worried because i didn't cum in her. Okay so she was in Cali until the 7th of September and didn't have sex since that one time in July. So we finally decided to have sex on 22nd, but the problem was i cummed in her. I am worried because she said she been feeling sick every night since thursday but she never was late on a pill and only missed once which was went she wasn't sexually active while she was in California and she followed the 2 in one day procedure. So i am worried, do you think she could still be pregnant regardless of the fact that she has been pretty efficient with taking the pill? please write back, ty.
26 Sep 2011
akurdieh-you both need some education on how the birth control pill works. The Pill doesnt work instantaneously. There is no "conspiracy"-it just takes a while to work with a womans body. The Pill supresses ovulation and does some other things to like reduces the nice plushy lining in a womans uterus to make it less likely to implant if an egg is fertilized and it thickens cervical mucous to prevent sperm from "swimming" as well as they could in normal cervical mucous consistency. All these things take time. The Pill are hormones and these hormones have to work with and against a womans natural hormones. This takes time-it is not an instant process. Some Pill manufacturers claim that a woman is protected against pregnancy in 7 days of consecutive Pill use.
Many sources say it is safer to wait a full month for the Pills to do their job so while you are waiting for the Pill to "kick in" you should use a back up method like a condom. Once a woman has taken the Pill long enough to be protected she is protected even if you ejaculate (or cum) in her vagina. I also want to point out that not ejaculating in the vagina is no guarantee that a woman wont become pregnant. During intercourse (or the sex act) a mans penis leaks fluid that can contain sperm even before he ejaculates (or cums) so withdrawing the penis before ejaculation (or cumming) is no guarantee a woman will not conceive (or become pregnant)-just a little fact I want you to be sure you know!! Some women are very fertile and even the few sperm that leak before ejacualtion can get her pregnant so it is a good idea to use a condom throughout the whole sex act-putting the penis in, then putting a condom on before ejaculating or withdrawing the penis before ejaculation can still make a woman pregnant. If she started taking the Pill on the 20th of July she would have become fully protected from pregnancy by the 20th of August or there around after she finished the first pack so if she was taking a Pill each day she should have been protected by September 22nd even if you did ejaculate inside her. Missing a Pill decreases the effectiveness even if she makes it up the next day. Missing one Pill and making it up the next day does increase her chance of pregnancy. It dpends on when in her cycle she missed it. If she missed the one pill and made it up the next day then didnt have sex for 7-14 days she should have been protected. I doubt she got pregnant but there is a slim possibility. The Pill is designed so that couples can have sex without worry. You can ejaculate inside her once she is protected. It is very important that she take a Pill every day. Taking them at the same time of day is best but if she misses by an hour or two is no big deal as long as she takes one each day. Even during the inert or sugar pills she should still be protected and you can ejaculate inside her if you have sex during this time. She is probably not pregnant but she can take a test from the pharmacy if she wants to be sure. Pills can cause some nausea and bloating especially in the first 6 months of taking them. If she goes more than two cycles without a period then she should be seen by her Dr. Tell her not to worry. Also if she ever takes any antibiotics for infection you should use a back up like a condom for the time she takes the antibiotic and for 14 days after she finishes the antibiotic. Antibiotics reduce the effectiveness of the Pill. And for you-remember that pulling out before you cum is no guaratee you wont get a woman pregnant-it can still happen. There are many babies born in this way! Remember too that Pills protect against pregnancy but they dont protect against STD's so a condom should be used to prevent the spread of STD's especially if either of you have more than one sex partner. I hope this has helped you to understand a little better about the Pill and how it works with a womans body. If you have any more questions feel free to ask. I used to do couselling in a family planning clinic and often taught women how to use the Pill.
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