Hi, me and my fiancé are sexually active and she's worried about her chances getting pregnant. first off, she takes birth control pills for medical reasons. when she didn't take them, one of her ovaries stopped functioning and her periods were irregular, but she takes the pills to fix that. I don't know if taking it for medical reasons still prevents her from ovulating or not. I also use the pull out method, and she always used the Plan B pill every time just in case. So my two questions are; do her pills still work for not getting pregnant even with her condition, and if so, are the Plan B pills and pull out method even necessary?
No Plan B and pull outs are unnecessary if she is on birth control pills and she is taking them correctly, one a day every day at approx the same time a day. Birth control pills, when taken correctly are 99.9% effective at preventing pregnancy. Taking all that Plan B is really screwing her up! Plan B is a HUGE blast of hormones that she doesnt even need if she is on the pill and taking it correctly! For one, women are only supposed to use Plan b no more than once a cycle AT MOST!! It is NOT a form of birth control and it is not even as effective as the birth control pills she is on already! That is just absolute silliness. Plan B can really mess a girls system up especially taking it after each time she has sex! No wonder she is irregular! Plan B is notorious for causing irregular bleeding and delayed periods. Her system is probably so messed up from all those hormones it doesnt know what to do. Even with her medical condition, birth control pills alone will be effective at preventing pregnancy. Pulling out is a wasted gesture. Number one, she is already protected by the Pill, number two, men leak sperm all through sex not just at ejaculation, you cant see it, feel it or control it but small leakages are there so pulling out just plain offers no extra protection-she is exposed to sperm any time there is penetration but again, if she is taking her Pill right she doesnt ovulate so she cant get pregnant! Birth control pill suppress or stop ovulation so no egg =no baby. So tell her to STOP the Plan B-it is not necessary as long as she takes her birth control pills every day at approx the same time each day-it doesnt have to be exact but it is best to try to take them within an hour each way so say she decides 7pm-she should always try to take them between 6pm and 8pm but use whatever time works for her just try to be within that hour each way every day. When she is taking her Pill and only her Pill, her chances of pregnancy is less than 1% if she takes them every day at around the same time of day as I said. I am an RN and my job for over 10 years was counselling women on how to take birth control.
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