I've been on combined birth control pills for over a year. My period was due this morning and it hasn't arrived. I'm feeling a tad crampy but nothing significant. I'm worried. I have been sexually active with my boyfriend a few times this month, all unprotected without a condom. I didn't use a condom because I've never missed a pill, and I take them all on the dot. The latest I've taken a pill this past month was like 3 minutes.
I know the period on birth control "isn't real" and doesn't indicate whether or not you truly are pregnant, but I want some advice. I thought it would be okay to not use a condom because I have been adamant about taking my birth control correctly and precisely.
Birth control, period late?
This may not be the answer you want but it might give you some comfort and information you definitely need .
# 1- No birth control has ever been proven 100 percent totally effective. Even a condom can break.
# 2- The use of a condom is not only for birth control but for Disease Control. that includes cervical cancer which comes from a virus carried unknowingly by a sexually active infected male. AIDS & multiple other diseases can be avoided with use of a condom and of course some STDs can be contracted from body fluids exchanged orally.
If you are worried about pregnancy the best thing to do would be to go buy yourself a couple pregnancy tests and test yourself. I say more than one because I have found that many women want to be very sure they don't have a bad test and they can even be found for a dollar a kit in some dollar stores. Even a bad case of the nerves can cause your cycle to be off and worrying about being pregnant at the wrong time gives most of us a bad case of the nerves. Read the instructions on the package but most of these new ones can tell you if you're pregnant within hours. Good luck and take care of yourself.
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