... this birth control. I have been taking this same birth control for over 6 months. My issue is that I was only on the second hormone pill after the inactive pill week. My question is that each month, how long does it take for the pill to start working in you, when you've been consistently taking it for several months? And what are my chaces of becoming pregnant? Please answer asap
Once you are done with the very first month, as long as you keep taking them daily, you don't ever have to worry. It works with the cycle and if you start the current pack on time you are protected. There is no such thing as waiting ever again. Its only the first month you have to be concerned.
You girls drive me crazy with this "he didnt finish in me or he didnt come in me"!!! Why does this wives tale still prevail??? A man still exposes you to sperm even if he doesnt ejaculate inside of you!! There is sperm in the pre-ejaculate that seeps out all during the sex act. This fluid cannot be controlled and the male and female both are not aware of when it is being secreted. Withdrawal does absolutely NOTHING to prevent pregnancy!! Studies show that couples who use withdrawal method get pregnant just about as fast as couples who do nothing to prevent pregnancy. Perhaps in your great grandmothers day when there was no birth control widely available, withdrawal may have been a small chance but it is NOT any guarentee you will not get pregnant. Plus, you are on the pill! Once you are past the first months wait period, as long as you take a pill each day you are protected even during the inactive pill week. Do you understand how birth control pills work? Birth control pills prevent ovulation. As long as you take 3 weeks of pills after your period, you will prevent ovulation. The pill changes hormones to prevent an egg from being released. That is not the only way the pill prevents pregnancy however. Each month a woman builds a nice bloody, plushy lining in the uterus that houses and protects a fertilized egg until the placenta forms. If no egg is fertilized, this lining is shed each month after ovulation as your menstrual "period". The pill reduces the formation of this lining, hence the lighter periods on the pill. By reducing this lining, it makes the uterus less hospitable to a fertilized egg and it is less likely, if one occurs, to implant and embed itself in the uterus. Another level of protection also occurs and this is that the pill changes the cervical mucus by thickening it. Thick cervical mucus is hard for a sperm to "swim" to find the egg. Sperm only have so long to live iside the vagina as the vagina is actually a very hostile environment to sperm, believe it or not! If they are unable to swim up into the reproductive system, they will die before ever reaching an egg, if one happens to be present. All of these mechanism of the birth control pill work together to keep you from getting pregnant. If the pill is taken correctly, meaning every day at roughly the same time of day, pregnancy prevention is 99% (or better) effective. This is pretty effective. Tubal ligation is also about 99% effective. The birth control pill was designed so that women and their partners could enjoy their sex life. One of the best parts for males is ejaculation inside the vagina. In fact, it is very hard for a male to pull out in time when every thought and every feeling at that time is telling him to push deeper!! This makes withdrawal very hard for males to do properly which also leads to withdrawal failure as contraception. The only reason for condoms past the initial month of birth control pills is for prevention of STD's, NOT for contraception purposes (as long as you take the pill correctly). If you miss a pill then you should use condoms because in the weeks of the active pills, missing a pill can mean the release of an egg. I'm sorry to sound harsh with you, it just touches a nerve in me when I see so many of the questions where women think they are ok because their partner doesnt ejaculate inside of them. It has given me a chance to educate you a bit. You are protected. Go ahead and enjoy sex. Let your partner finish. You will both enjoy it much more! If you are uncertain of your partners sexual history you will want to use a condom. If you tend to forget pills often you will want to use condoms as back up. Otherwise you are good to go!
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