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Ok. Blunt and straight to the point. This might even sound like a dumb question to ask.

My fiance and I are not using condoms (a decision made by both of us). I am on birth control. Is it necessary to pull out? Will I be covered if he ejaculates inside me?

Confused Some say yes, others say no. Help?
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replied May 15th, 2008
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you should be if you take your pills correctly...pulling out isn't a very effective method at all anyway, its more psychological than anything i think..."if we pull out i cant get pregnant"...not true..most pills prevent pregnancy 3 different ways :prevents ovulation, makes the mucous much thicker making it more difficult for the sperm to reach the egg if ovulation does happen to occur, and it does something to the uterine lining which makes it more difficult for the fertilization to occur as well...so pulling out I've been told personally really makes no difference at all, its just a preference really and all in your head, maybe there are others that think differently
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replied May 21st, 2008
You should be fine, taking BC alone will prevent you from pregnancy, although it will not protect you against STIs which is where the condom comes in! Good to hear that you are taking BC seriously!
Pulling out is NOT effective at preventing pregnancy when you are not using any form of BC as I have been told that it is possible to get pregnant from the precum
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replied May 21st, 2008
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Of course you'll be covered if he ejaculates inside you...

if you weren't, why would you bother taking birth control??

Of course, it's not 100% effective... but it's pretty close. Pulling out is not reliable, the pill is. Just make sure you're taking it reliably, not throwing up after you take it, and not taking other medications (or herbal supplements) that make it ineffective.
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replied October 14th, 2009
Pulling out is something like 98% effective IF the man has urinated after his last ejaculation, pre cum picks up sperm cells in the urethra, from previous use. Urine washes MOST of these cells out, BUT pre cum may contain as many as 30,000 sperm cells! It just takes one ladies, so user beware.
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replied September 25th, 2010
My girlfriend and I use the birth control pills with the pull out method all the time. Although BC is already very effective, pulling out can only help you be more sure. If we agree that BC is 98% effective (2% chance of pregnancy), and pulling out is only 70% effective (30% chance of pregnancy, less if done correctly), then the total effectiveness is 0.02 x 0.30 = 0.006 = 0.6% = 99.4% effectiveness. So, a drop pre-ejaculate with 30,000 sperm is less likely to reach the egg (if an egg happens to ovulate) than 111 million in an average ejaculation. It is true that it only takes one, but less sperm inside of you will help tremendously. Just make you take that pill at the same time of day, everyday. The choice is up to you two. I'm just saying that pulling out does make a difference, if you want it.
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