I’ve been on the pill for 1 week and 2 days….

…… and my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex and be ejaculated in me .. I’m a bit worried if I’ll be safe or if I’ll have to take Plan B.

If someone is taking birth control pills correctly, consistently and all of time you are protected from pregnancy up to 99% for the entire month. The birth control pills elevate the hormones to prevent ovulation – when an egg is released from an ovary – each month.

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?

If someone misses a pill and has unprotected sex, emergency contraception is an option. Which can be taken up to 5 days after the most recent sexual contact.

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!