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Will I Get Pregnant If My Boyfriend Ejaculates Inside of Me While I'm on the Pill?

Published: August 16, 2016
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I have started the pill, i was wondering is it ok if my boyfriend cums inside me can i still get pregnant? as we going away on holidays and we are still young and in school
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Dear Will I Get Pregnant If My Boyfriend Ejaculates Inside of Me While I'm on the Pill?,

Birth control pills are very effective at preventing unwanted pregnancies. According to Planned Parenthood:

Birth control pills are very effective. Combination pills work best when taken every day. Progestin-only pills must be taken at the same time every day. That keeps the correct level of hormone in a woman’s body.

  • Less than 1 out of 100 women will get pregnant each year if they always take the pill each day as directed.
  • About 9 out of 100 women will get pregnant each year if they don’t always take the pill each day as directed.

 

According to Planned Parenthood, the pill can be less effective for women who are overweight, who take certain medicines and supplements (such as rifampin, griseofulvin, certain HIV medications, certain anti-seizure medications and St. John’s wort), or if a woman is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea. If any of these issues are of concern, speak to your prescribing doctor about it.

Here are some key considerations for you in terms of preventing unwanted pregnancies:

  • Make sure to take your pill every day. If you are taking a progestin-only pill, be sure to take it the same time every day.
  • To be safe, use a back-up method of birth control (such as a condom) for the first week after starting the pill for the first time.
  • Doctors generally recommend that teens who are sexually active use condoms each and every time they have sex to protect against the transmission of STDs and unwanted pregnancies, as well as a back-up method of birth control, such as the pill or birth control shot. Since you are still young and in school, using condoms in addition to the pill would provide you extra protection against unwanted pregnancies, as well as protection against the transmission of STDs (which the pill does not offer).

 

It is important that you and your boyfriend have the education and information you need to prevent unwanted pregnancies and the transmission of STDs. That said, FX recommends that you both check out the links in our Resource of the Month, Planned Parenthood Resources on Safer Sex to get information about sexual readiness, how pregnancy happens, birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy tests, pregnancy options and STDs.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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