Hey, I missed the first 4 pills at the beginning of a new pack last month, (April; 28, 29 30 & May 1) I didn't think any thing of it until about a week or two later; I had already gotten my period. I just continued to take the pill as I always did consistently. I'm a currently on my second pack and haven't missed a pill. My boyfriend an I have had unprotected sex in the last couple weeks and I haven't missed a pill since. he pulls out every time. The only reason I am concerned is cause I had light spotting on June 4th. I ovulated June 1st. My period is due in the next few days and I don't feel any different.
Number one, you DO NOT ovulate when you are on the Pill!! If you miss several pills during a month, you may get some spotting from the withdrawal of hormones (in the event of missed pills, it is possible to ovulate but it wont follow any ovulation chart-not to mention these charts are guesstimates at best and it would have been after the missed pills NOT in June!) Pulling out does little to nothing to prevent pregnancy. Men secrete sperm all through the sex act, not just when they ejaculate. Pulling out is a wasted gesture. If you are allowing unprotected penetration, you might as well let him finish inside you. If you are taking your birth control pills properly, you dont ovulate and if there is no egg, there can be no baby no matter how many sperm are present. When you miss a pill you should use back up barrier protection, like a condom, until you have taken seven days of active pills. As to why you spotted in June? Who knows, it happens sometimes. As long as you took the seven days active pills prior to sex, you should be protected from pregnancy. Birth control pills, when taken properly meaning every day at roughly the same time of day are about 99% effective so even if he finishes inside you, you have a 1% chance of pregnancy. No birth control method is 100% except abstinence.
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