I was on birth control for only two days and my boyfriend ejaculated in me…..

……Will I get pregnant even if I continue to take the pill?

Thanks for asking!

When someone starts a new hormonal method of birth control (like the pill) they need to use a back up method (like condoms or practicing abstinence) for one week before that method will be effective.

After that first week, the hormones will be integrated into the body and can help prevent pregnancy up to 99% (even if ejaculation occurs in the vagina) when taken correctly. In order for The pill to be effective, a person needs to take the pill every day at the same time. 

If unprotected sex occurred before this first week, pregnancy is possible.  Emergency Contraception can help reduce the risk of pregnancy. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – if ovulation has not already occurred. Emergency contraception can be taken up to five days after the most recent sexual contact and is more effective the sooner it is taken.

The only way someone can know if they are pregnant is to take a test at least 14 days after the most recent sexual contact.  If you continue to take the pill every day at the same, the pill can protect up to 99% in the future.

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