an abortion. I started birth control 4 days later. I am on the last row of pills, but last weekend and the weekend before I took the birth control pills a couple hours late. He is certain that he didn't do anything inside... I just worry. Is there anyway something could have happened and I could get pregnant?
There is a slight increase in risk of pregnancy if you take it late, but since normally there is less then a 1% chance of pregnancy when on the pill, its not that bad. Please make an effort to take it at least within an hr of the time its due. Forget about whether or not he ejaculates in you, because the belief that that stops pregnancy is a myth. It isn't true.
No, you don't need to get the morning after pill. It wont help any more than what you are already on. Being late is not as big a deal as missing a dose. As long as you take a pill each day and try to stay as close to the same time most days, you will be fine. A couple hours late on occasion is no big deal at all. I want to reiterate what Kaismama told you about withdrawing the penis before ejaculation. It does little to nothing to prevent pregnancy. I don't know why this myth still seems to be a belief. Men secrete sperm all throughout the sex act not just at ejaculation. They cannot feel it, and they cannot control it. Even if they don't see anything when they masturbate, they will still secrete some sperm before ejaculation when they are inside a vagina. Don't ever let that be a form of birth control for you.
If you would miss a pill by a whole day, take it as soon as you remember even if it means taking two pills at once, then use back up like condoms for seven days. Remember too that antibiotics interfere with the pill and you can become pregnant while taking antibiotics with birth control pills. You should use back up condoms for the whole time you are taking an antibiotic and for seven days after you finish them or abstain from sex, of course. If you have been on the pill for at least a month and you take a pill each day, your partner can ejaculate within you and you will still be protected against pregnancy. The reason for condoms at this point is to prevent exposure to STDs, not to keep you from conceiving. If you are with one partner only and you are sure he is STD free then you don't need to use condoms unless you miss a day or are taking antibiotics so go ahead and enjoy sex to the fullest. It is what the pill was made for and pulling out is a wasted gesture anyway.
OH Hon... I wish I could reach through the screen and give you a big hug! You have joined the very many women like us that had to experience the trauma of having to make a difficult choice. Be kind to yourself
Many of the woman that report to me (I'm an officer that has been in the service for more years than you probably are) have also had to make the decision and it is hard... Every time and under every circumstance.
Now you need to take control of your birth control... If I am not on the pill EVerday at the same time... he doesn't get any unless we use a condom and foam
Don't let your partner say anything... It's like in the old Charlie Brown cartoon where the teacher is speaking and all he can hear is whaa whaa whaa whaa
Be careful and take care of you
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