Archive for the pill

I’ve been on the mini pill for 12 days, and today me and my boyfriend had sex but the condom split and he accidentally ejaculated inside of me…

What are the chances of me getting pregnant? Should I get Plan B?

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 this happened 12 days after being on the pill, you would be 99% protected from pregnancy as long as you were taking your pill every day at the same time.

Emergency Contraception is an option, which can be taken up to 5 days after and is more effective the sooner it is taken. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation- when the egg is released from the ovary.

It is also important to know that unless you are practicing the natural family planning method, it can be extremely difficult, if not impossible to know when exactly you are ovulating. This means that even if you keep a period calendar, you need to be also keeping track of ovulation by doing things like taking yourtemperature and checking your cervical mucus daily. This method is often used after consulting a doctor. A doctor would advise you on how to correctly use this method.

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

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

I don’t know much about the pill and want to learn as much as I can before I ask for it. Please help me.

Good question!

We can give you some general information about the pill.

The pill is a hormonal birth control method used to effectively prevent pregnancy. The hormones prevent ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus.

The pill is swallowed every day at the same time. Each pill only has 24 hours worth of hormonal protection, so it’s important to take each pill at the same time each day.

With typical use the pill is 92% effective. If used correctly, consistently and all of the time, the pill can be up to 99.7% effective. The pill does not prevent against any STIs!

It requires a prescription from a medical provider. There are many types of the pill so it’s important to visit with a medical provider to ensure you are getting the right pill for your body.

If you want to make an appointment with us to go over the pill, and figure out which one may be best for you, you can call Teen Clinic at 303-442-5160 to make an appointment!

I’ve been on the pill for 2 weeks. If my boyfriends “cums ” inside me is there a possibility or any risk of myself becoming pregnant?

Great question!

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.

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

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

What is the process of getting on the pill? How much does it cost?

Great question!

Someone can make an appointment at Teen Clinic to get started on any birth control method (including the pill).  During your appointment, your clinician will talk with you about your personal medical history as well as your family medical history. Then together, the two of you can discuss which method might be best for you. Then, the clinician will give you a prescription for the method you decide on.

If you are under 18, all of our services are donation based.  This means we will not charge you for our services. Donations are encouraged but not required! If you are 18 or 19, Teen Clinic will base the cost of your visit on your income or however you are supporting yourself financially. So it could be donation based, or a very small fee.

Give Teen Clinic a call to make an appointment at 303-442-5160

Can we get a prescription from you for the pill?

Yes!

Someone can make an appointment at Teen Clinic and get started on any birth control method (including the pill).  During your appointment, your clinician will talk with you about your personal medical history as well as your family medical history. Then together, the two of you can discuss which method might be best for you. Then, the clinician will give you a prescription for the method you decide on.

If you are under 18, all of our services are donation based.  This means we will not charge you for our services. Donations are encouraged but not required! If you are 18 or 19, Teen Clinic will base the cost of your visit on your income or however you are supporting yourself financially. So it could be donation based, or a very small fee.

Give Teen Clinic a call to make an appointment at 303-442-5160

If I’ve been taking the pill for a week …

….. and had sex on ovulation day is there higher risk of being pregnant? He ejaculated inside me

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 waited a full 7 days, there would be protection as long as you were taking your pill at the same time. If the unprotected sex occurred on or before the 7th day there would be a risk of pregnancy. If this is the case, Emergency Contraception is an option which can be taken up to 5 days after the sexual contact but is more effective the sooner it is taken.

It is also important to know that unless someone is practicing the natural family planning method, it can be extremely difficult, if not impossible for someone to know when they are ovulating. A doctor would need to advise someone and how to do this method correctly.  In addition to this, most birth control pills work by stopping ovulation all together.

Remember, while the the pill helps reduce the risk of pregnancy, it does not reduce the risk of STIs. Only condoms and dental dams can.

If you want to make an appointment with us, give us a call at 303-442-5610

Could I get pregnant if my boyfriend cummed in me when I’m taking birth control pills?

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.

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

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

Am I able to get the birth control pill from you? Or do I have to go to my doctor?

While you could potentially get the birth control pill from your doctor, you can also get it from us at Teen Clinic!

Someone can make an appointment at Teen Clinic and get started on any birth control method (including the pill).  During your appointment, your clinician will talk with you about your personal medical history as well as your family medical history. Then together, the two of you can discuss which method might be best for you. Then, the clinician will give you a prescription for the method you decide on.

If you are under 18, all of our services are donation based.  This means we will not charge you for our services. Donations are encouraged but not required! If you are 18 or 19, Teen Clinic will base the cost of your visit on your income or however you are supporting yourself financially. So it could be donation based, or a very small fee.

Give Teen Clinic a call to get more information about your health and starting on a birth control method! 303-442-5160.

I’ve been on birth control for 6 days I use it at 7:45 every day…

…My boyfriend came in me and I’m worried that there’s a chance of me getting 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 taken correctly, a person needs to take the pill every day at the same time. 

Since unprotected sex occurred before the 7 days, there would be a risk of pregnancy. Emergency Contraception is an option which can be taken up to 5 days after the sexual contact occurs, but it is more effective the sooner it is taken.

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

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, you can give us a call at 303-442-5160

I have been on the pill for about a year now…..

I take it roughly the same time and I have not missed a pill. He came inside of me. Is it necessary to take Plan B?

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 you are taking the pill at the same time, the pill is 99% effective, but you can still choose Emergency Contraception an an option, which can be taken up to 5 days after and is more effective the sooner it is taken. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation- when the egg is released from the ovary.

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