So I’m on birth control and this month is my third month on it…..

 ….. I had unprotected sex the first day on my first pill of the pack. Is there a chance I could be pregnant?

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. 

So, if you are taking the pill correctly, pregnancy is a low risk.

Remember, hormonal forms of birth control do not reduce the risk of STIs. Only condoms and dental dams can do this.

If you have more questions or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160