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If you are on a pill such as OrthoTricyclen, you are given a week of 'dummy' pills which contain no hormones. This allows your body to have a period. If you have unprotected sex during this time you should be protected from pregnancy just as any other time of the month. HOWEVER you should NEVER have unprotected sex unless you are in a committed, monogamous relationship with someone whom you know definitely has a clean bill of health. No hormonal Birth Control protects you from diseases such as AIDS and herpes, only barrier methods such as condoms will do that. And please, still be careful!

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Q: If you have taken birth control for 3 weeks and stop for 1 week to have your period can you have unprotected sex during this time?
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Can you get pregnant if you have unprotected sex on your period and not frequent on birth control?


Should you still get birth control if you had unprotected sex while on your period the week before?

Yes you should be on birth control if you are having sex. You can get pregnant before, after and during your period!!!! If you aren't on the pill, be safe, use a condom!!!

What if you start birth control one week after period?

If you are not having sex/unprotected sex, you can start your birth control whenever you want.

Can you put on the birth control patch during your period?

Yes, you can put on the birth control patch during your period.

Can you take birth control during your period?

Yes, you can take birth control during your period. You should take your birth control as directed regardless of bleeding.

You havent taken your birth control in three weeks and your period was in between then and you had unprotected sex can you be pregnant?


Could you be pregnant if you stopped taking birth control after getting your period had your period for six days and then had unprotected sex two days after your period was finished?

it depends on when u stop taking birth control pills...if u stop tking it on monday and had unprotected sex on thurs. its highly unlikely due to the fact it tkes at least a month for the body to rid of the medication..but it is possible because its unprotected

Can you get pergnent from only taking birth control pills twice in just one month alone?

can you get pergnent if you took birth control pills only twice last month then had your period but had unprotected sex after your period will you get your period the next month??

Not getting your period just started birth control?

It takes a month before the birth control is fully effective so if you had unprotected sex most likely you could be pregnant.

What if you wear the birth control patch during your period?

If you wear the birth control patch during your period, you may have a lighter or absent or shorter period. Be sure to start the next patch as scheduled.

Should you talk to your doctor if you do not get a period at all during your first month of use of the pill?

If this is your first month on birth control and you have not missed any pills, then see your Doctor. If you have missed pills or took too many pills, then this is why your period hasn't arrived. A period not arriving during the first month of birth control is not uncommon and can be due to your body becomming used to the medication or pregnancy. If you had unprotected intercourse during the first month of taking birth control then I would recommend you perform a pregnancy test.

Condom may have broke not sure girlfriend started birth control but stopped can't remember when period was does birth control change the period?

yes, birth control will change your period.. i miss 4 pills once and had unprotected sex and didnt get pregnant. tell her too start watching for earlie pregnancy symptoms

Can you be pregnant if your period is 2 weeks away unprotected no birth control even if he pulled out before he came more than once during sex?

the pulling out method works pretty well but there is always a possibility that you are pregnant if you have had unprotected sex, even with birth control there is a %2 chance that you could get pregnant. all you need to get pregnant is sperm and a fertile egg.

Can antibiotics cause bleeding if you're on the birth control pill?

Yes this is normal. Do not have unprotected intercourse during this time as birth control pills will fail due to being on antibiotics.

What happens if you start birth control on your period?

Your period may become lighter or finish earlier. This is completely normal. You cannot have unprotected sex until you've been on birth control for 4 weeks. Until this time, use a condom.

How long do you get your period for after you take birth control?

When you take birth control pills, you will have your period arriving during the 7 days break. During this time your period may last between 2-7 days.

Spot bleeding during the week of your period on birth control?

Any amount of brown or red spotting or discharge counts as a period on birth control.

How long after birth control can you have unprotected sex?


Can amoxcilllin the antibiotic delay your period?

if you're on birth control and you're taking amoxicillin and you have unprotected sex you can get pregnant, because amoxicillin and many other antibiotics can decrease the affectiveness of birth control by half. So if you are on birth control, and you are taking amoxicillin, and you had unprotected sex you could be pregnant. Otherwise you're period could just be late because you are getting over an illness or you're body is fighting an infection.

What are the chances of being pregnant while not taking your birth control pills and having pregnancy symptoms?

IF you were having unprotected sex during the time you was not taking your birth contol pills it could be a possibilty you may have got pregnant during that time. Do you now when you have you next period and also how long was you not taking your birth control pills all this will make a difference if your pregnant or not.

Why is your period just spotting?

It depends...are you on any medication or birth control? These could be side effects. Do you have unprotected sex? Spotting in place of a period could mean pregnancy.

Do you get a period after being on birth control for only one month?

You should still get a period while taking birth control pills. Your period usually occurs during the placebo week of pills. If the birth control was not taken properly, then there may be a chance of pregnancy, which delays your period. If you have not gotten your period during the placebo week, your should take a pregnancy test.

Will you be protected on birth control if you had un-protected sex on your period during the week of the pills your supposed to take to get your period on birth control?

As long as you have not missed any of the pills during the first three weeks in the pack, you are still protected during your period.

Could you be pregnant if you missed the first birth control pill after your period but doubled up the next day and then had unprotected sex 3 days after?


Do you have to wait for your period to start the birth control pill?

wait til the Sunday during or after your period