If someone has been on the pill for at least a week, and takes the pill every day at the same time, and never misses a day they are 99% protected from pregnancy, even if ejaculation or pre- ejaculation occurs in the vagina.
Remember, the pill is up to 99% effective when taken correctly and consistently. Some questions someone on the pill may want to ask themselves when wondering if they are taking the pills correctly might be:
- Am I taking the pill at the same time every day?
- Am I missing or skipping any pills?
- Am I starting my new pack of pills when I’m supposed to?
It’s also important to remember that hormonal birth control methods do not protect you from STIs. Use dental dams and condoms during oral, anal, and vaginal sex to help reduce your risk of STI transmission!
If you have any more questions or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, give us a call at 303-442-5160