I have been taking yasmin for a month now, since i started taking it, i had a small bleeding, but heard its normal the first 3 months, after starting my second pack, i lost my virginity, and stopped bleeding. i dont know if its normal , that it didnt last 3 months? what should i do? my boyfriend didnt cum, just precum, but still. is this normal?
Irregular bleeding when starting birth control pills is normal. It was just coincidental that it stopped after sex. It can take a couple of months, sometimes more, for your body to get used to the new hormones and settle into a routine but some women adjust faster-there are no set rules when it comes to people's bodies. Some women settle into a routine right away, some take a little longer. Once your body is used to the hormones, you should bleed during the 4th week, or week of inactive pills. Not to say that you wont, occasionally, get breakthrough bleeding. It can happen especially if you take antibiotics since antibiotics reduce the effectiveness of the Pill. Once you have taken seven consecutive days of active pills, you are protected against pregnancy, waiting a full cycle or month is even better. You dont ovulate on the Pill so it doesnt matter if he ejaculates (or cums) inside you, if there is no egg, there can be no pregnancy no matter how many sperm are present. Withdrawing the penis before ejaculation does nothing to protect you anyway. It is a wasted gesture. If you are going to have sex without condoms, you might as well let him finish inside you because there is nothing gained by pulling out. Men secrete sperm all through the sex act, not just at ejaculation so pulling out is not "extra" protection or "back up" protection. For back up you must use barrier protection, like a condom, so never rely on pulling out as a back up method in the event of a missed pill or while on antibiotics. If you miss a pill, use back up for seven consecutive days after the miss. If you have to take antibiotics, use back up condoms the whole time you are on the antibiotics and for seven days after you finish. Otherwise, you are protected by your birth control pills as long as you are taking them accurately, meaning every day at roughly the same time of day.
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