Hello! Concerned boyfriend here wondering about birth control and pregnancy risk. My girlfriend recently decided to stop taking the pill and just finished up her pack last night (the final of seven sugar pills). Her period just ended a couple of nights ago, and last night, being her final sugar pill night, we had unprotected sex, although I did not ejaculate inside of her. Seeing as how her period just ended and we think that she was still ptortected by the active hormone pills, I'm wondering what's the risk that she may have gotten pregnant from last night? Any input is much appreciated!
It's unlikely she could get pregnant this time because she just ended her period, but if she stays off the pills, she can definitely get pregnant, even if you pull out. Pre-cum has sperm in it.
I really hope she has a good reason for stopping the pill. Otherwise, it sounds like she wants to get pregnant, especially if you guys are having unprotected sex. You need to know what's going on. If you don't want to be a daddy, you need to wear a condom and ask her go back on the pills (unless she had a good reason for going off).
She decided to stop taking the pills becuase of the subsequent hormonal mood effects they cause, and the obligatory weight gain. This is NOT an ongoing ritual of ours! Prior to going on the pill, we always used protection, but last night was sort of a spur of the moment thing. Trust me, neither on of us is ready for parenthood!I was just concernec with the whole idea of her not taking the pill anymore (from today onward) and our risky behavior of not using any abck-up protection, even with her period just ending in the last few days. Thank you so much, as I appreciate your input.
There can be risk any time. An egg only is able to be fertilized within 12 hours after it is released. Typically this happens at around day 14 of her cycle (two weeks or so after her period), but that's only on a "normal" 28-day cycle. This is more of a target for people who are trying to get pregnant than those who are trying to avoid pregnancy. Sperm can survive for up to 7 days (average of 3-4 days), so if you have sex on day 7, you can still possibly get her pregnant when she ovulates on day 14. Also, some women ovulate irregularly and, although rare, it is even possible to get pregnant on your period.
In other words, don't go by ovulation to calculate your risk. People who cannot use birth control for religious reasons do, but even doing it "perfectly," there is still a high chance of pregnancy compared to other methods.
As for the mood effects of birth control pills, your girlfriend may want to go back to her gynecologist and get a different kind of pill (there are several kinds). Not all of them work the same or cause the same side-effects. There are also other types of birth control to try. I personally don't have a lot of faith in condoms because they break sometimes, they get tiny holes if they are kept in a warm environment, etc. I still use them because they are a great back-up and prevent STDs (which bc pills don't), but I personally use them with the pill for extra prevention. But maybe I'm just paranoid. It's a choice that you and your girlfriend should make together.
Good luck. If you have any other questions, feel free to post.
Stopped birth control and had unprotected sex less then a week l
I took my last BC pill 5/10 i was about half way done with them when i stopped taking them the following day 5/11 because it was giving me really really bad cramps and my mood was on edge, my period came 5/11 and ended 5/15 in the morning, later on in the day i had unprotected sex with my BF and he did ejaculate in me, is there a possibility i can be pregnant? Someone please respond ASAP, i am very nervous about this! Thank You!