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    in terms of pregnancy, how safe is it to have sex without a condom when on the pill? is it recommended to use both condoms and pill if poss?

    also what difference does a few hours make regarding how often you take the pill? should you always take it at the same time?

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    I always use the pill and condoms. If one fails you always have the other to back you up. The pill is suppost to be 99.9% effective if used properly but I think I've been put off not using a condom personally. I have a friend at uni and she told me she'd never trust the pill alone, she knows so many people who have fell pregnant on it and they've been using it correctly.

    No antibiotics or sickness or anything.
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    i've been on the pill now for 2 years and had sex without a condom (long term relationship) and so far haven't got any babies so it's very safe! some pills are very time specific,especially the progesterone only one (i think) but others you can take them in a 12 hour window.but it's always best to take them on time.
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    The pill is like 99.9% effective. Those are odds I'm happy to play without detracting from the pleasure of sex.
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    The pill won't protect from from STIs though, mind.
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    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    The pill won't protect from from STIs though, mind.
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    in terms of pregnancy, how safe is it to have sex without a condom when on the pill? is it recommended to use both condoms and pill if poss?
    That wasn't what she asked, everyone with more than two brain cells would be more than aware that the pill doesn't stop STD's.
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    The pill (both combined and POP) is over 99% effective which mean that if 100 women are taking the pill over a year then one of them will become pregnant.

    That risk is much lower if you use condoms as well as the pill
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    Sex is also much crapper if you use condoms as well as the pill.

    The pill + pulling out will be fine.
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    'The pill + pulling out will be fine.' did u miss all the bloody sex ed classes at school?! pulling out makes little to know difference at all!! it's possible to get preg on the blokes natural lub as that has sperm in it too.
    of course with the pill it should be fine, though condoms do make it safer and less messy!
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    (Original post by Squelchy)
    Sex is also much crapper if you use condoms as well as the pill.

    The pill + pulling out will be fine.
    thanks everyone, this is what happened, i am just a worrier!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    'The pill + pulling out will be fine.' did u miss all the bloody sex ed classes at school?! pulling out makes little to know difference at all!! it's possible to get preg on the blokes natural lub as that has sperm in it too.
    of course with the pill it should be fine, though condoms do make it safer and less messy!
    Did you miss any and all practical experience? Pulling out is like 95% effective, even without the pill. You can probably find the exact effectiveness on Wikipedia.
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    (Original post by Squelchy)
    Did you miss any and all practical experience? Pulling out is like 95% effective, even without the pill. You can probably find the exact effectiveness on Wikipedia.
    wikipedia?! thats a really reliable source!!! FRom experience, pulling out is not that effective thankyou, and i consider myself to be slightly more experienced than alot of people on here, being married!!!
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    Yes, I'm sure your experience is a lot more reliable than large scale, empirical research. :rolleyes:

    http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/1997/conceptbl.html


    From the US Food and Drug Administration:

    ""Lowest Expected" rates mean that the method was always used correctly with every act of sexual intercourse but failed anyway (e.g., always took a birth control pill as directed but still became pregnant)."

    Lowest Expected Rate of Pregnancy with withdrawal: 4%. Thus it is 96% effective, which is exactly what I said.

    Of course, if you want to maintain that you actually know better than the US government who have done plenty of large scale studies on it, then go right ahead.
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    Pulling out has worked inmy relationship for almost 2 years.
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    well, you'll excuse me not to relie completely on that particular method of contraception, particularly as i don't trust the us government. i got preg through withdrawl, luckily i managed to abort before it got to far. so you'll excuse me for wantin to finish my degree before i try withdrawl method again!
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    i guess i'd be in the 4% margin ..
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    I understand. I'm strongly pro choice all the way.
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    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    The pill won't protect from from STIs though, mind.

    Yes he is stating the obvious but he is right, if your going to have unprotected sex, you should both get STI tested first.
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    well, you'll excuse me not to relie completely on that particular method of contraception, particularly as i don't trust the us government. i got preg through withdrawl, luckily i managed to abort before it got to far. so you'll excuse me for wantin to finish my degree before i try withdrawl method again!
    Of course. As you wish. You more than likely practiced it incorrectly, however, or were one of the unlucky 4%.

    Anyway, nobody was saying you should rely completely on withdrawal. We were talking about combining it with the pill, which has a 99.9% success rate by itself when used correctly. Combining 2 contraceptive methods, one which is 99.9% successful when used correctly, and one which is 96% successful when used correctly, should mean you're pretty sure not to get pregnant, without having to resort to using condoms.
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    I used just the pill but that is in a long term relationship, I would use both if I didn't know the guy very well (just because of STDs and stuff) I'd make him earn the privilege of sex with no condom! :P

    But then me and my bf have discussed what would happen in the very unlikely event that I did accidently get pregnant and we both feel the same way about it, so at least we know how we both feel., and what we would do.
 
 
 
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