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unprotected sex on second pack of pills ?

I recently started my second pack of Sprintec brand birth control, I am on pill 4 of the first week. I was wondering if I can start to have unprotected sex with my bf, or do I have to wait another week? (My last menstrual cycle ended last Thursday) Also, would it be safe for him to ejaculate inside me? I tried to read the info that came with my prescription but it wasn't clear to me
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replied January 19th, 2010
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When you begin taking the pill, you only have to use a backup method ONE time until you are fully protected, not each time you begin a new pack. If you are in a monogamous, committed relationship, I see no reason why you cannot rely only on the pill for birth control. But I think you should always use condoms as well unless you are married and/ or ready to start a family, just to be on the safe side.
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replied January 21st, 2010
I am in a monogamous committed relationship, and that's why I wanted to know if it's safe to not use condoms anymore. Also, is the pill effective against him if he chooses to ejaculate inside me?
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replied January 21st, 2010
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Yes, the pill is 97-99% effective by itself if taken correctly.
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