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When in cycle did I have sex ?

Hi! I'm kind of confused about the whole cycle thing. I'm usually very irregular and just started the pill on November 26th. A week later, on the 3rd, I had sex, and also had sex on the 4th, 5th, and 6th. I got my period today, the day I start taking the placebos, on the 18th. When during my cycle did I have sex? How high-risk was I for pregnancy at that time despite the pill? I'm just curious.
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replied December 18th, 2009
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If you are on the birth control pill, you are not ovulating. No ovulation = no pregnancy. So I'm pretty unsure what your question is...

At any rate, you should always use condoms in addition to birth control pills to keep yourself from getting diseases/infections.

Your periods will be VERY regular now that you are on birth control. Every 28 days.
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replied December 18th, 2009
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Well the thing is, I researched it, and it wasn't clear to me whether or not taking the pill for one week before having sex was long enough to stop ovulation. That was our only form of protection, so I'm just wondering if there's any way to know if I may have been ovulating at that time.
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replied December 19th, 2009
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toastedtrash, I have to agree with Mabel.

When you take the pill you do not have a cycle. No ovulation, no LP, no follicular phase, no menstruation, nada, nothing, zip, no cervical mucus changes, no follicles ripening.

Of course 7 days of the pill is enough to stop ovulation. If not, you would be have been fertile after day 7. When you start the pill on day 1 of your menstruation, you are infertile as long as you keep on taking it as directed. If you started the pill on the first Sunday after your menstruation started, you might have been fertile up to the next Sunday.

You bleed when the pill does not have enough hormones to stop your uterus lining from bleeding. For the rest, you have an evened out cycle with no ups or downs in your hormone levels.

The only chance for pregnancy you have is the normal failure rate for the pill, between 3 and 10 woman out of 1000 having unprotected sex will be pregnant after a full 12 months of using the pill correctly. (That is between 3 and 10 fertile cycles out of 13000 cycles.) The suspicion is that most of these pregnancies would have been because of other medicines interfering with the pill.

Take care.
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