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    basically i'm on the pill. the one that you take for 21 days and then you have 7 days off, not taking anything. and right now i'm not taking any. but my boyfriend is coming to see me and i havent actually started my period (or withdrawal bleed). is it safe (pregnancy-wise) to have sex right now or not?

    NB: i will start taking them again on saturday.
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    Is it your first strip for this pill or have you been on it for longer than one strip's worth? I was advised to use barrier protection for the first strip just in case (far better to be safe than sorry) but after that you will be protected through all 21 and 7 days. You just have the 7 days off to make it a cycle I think, but you're still protected throughout.

    (also there's the small issue of STI's... if you and your boyfriend have had other sexual partners it might be worth at least having a chlamydia test before going the whole unprotected way...)

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by Blindsailor)
    Is it your first strip for this pill or have you been on it for longer than one strip's worth? I was advised to use barrier protection for the first strip just in case (far better to be safe than sorry) but after that you will be protected through all 21 and 7 days. You just have the 7 days off to make it a cycle I think, but you're still protected throughout.

    (also there's the small issue of STI's... if you and your boyfriend have had other sexual partners it might be worth at least having a chlamydia test before going the whole unprotected way...)

    Hope this helps

    thank you so much for your advice!!
    no i've been on the pill for about 2 years now. just never had this issue until now. and we're both ok sti-wise. thank you! yaaay! i'm happy!
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    (Original post by christykai1049)
    basically i'm on the pill. the one that you take for 21 days and then you have 7 days off, not taking anything. and right now i'm not taking any. but my boyfriend is coming to see me and i havent actually started my period (or withdrawal bleed). is it safe (pregnancy-wise) to have sex right now or not?

    NB: i will start taking them again on saturday.
    if you are on the pill you are safe during the 7 day pill-free days as well. I have had sex many times with my bf on those pill-free days and not yet fallen pregnant...
 
 
 
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