I just got prescribed Sprintec 28 Day pack, I have never been on birth control before. Last month before I was on birth control my period was irregularly late by about a week. I started Sprintec the Sunday after my peiod was over as suggested by my gyno. I am now on my first sugar pill, and I'm aware I should be starting period, but I haven't received it yet. Is this because I was irrgular last month? or just my body not used to the hormone structure yet? I have, however, been experiencing all normal period symptoms like cramps, bloating, pms, headache. I, also, have been taking all of my pills at the same time everyday, never missing a pill. I am sexually active with a regular partner and he hasn't ejaculated inside me- we don't use condoms. I'm not afraid I'm pregnant at all, but just curious on how my situation works with Sprintec. I appreciate any advice given! I'm not used to all this, so anything helps! thanks!
First of all, you can start any time during your week of inactive pills. Most women dont start bleeding their first day of inactives. On average it is about the 3rd or 4th day for most women but it can come anytime during that week. Another thing, withdrawing the penis before ejaculation is a wasted gesture. It doesnt do anything to help prevent pregnancy. Sperm are released long before a guy ejaculates, it is just that more are released during ejaculation. Birth control pills prevent you from ovulating. If no egg is released, there can be no baby no matter how many sperm are present. When a woman is on birth control, condoms are for preventing STD's not to prevent pregnancy. If you are not using condoms for STD protection, there is no reason for your partner to pull out. You are at no higher risk for pregnancy if he ejaculates inside of you.
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