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    I've been in a relationship with someone for over 8 months and in the last 3/4 months I've been on birh control. Is it really as safe as people say? We don't use any other protection and the doctor said that it's fine just using the pill as long as I use It correctly. Any opinions?
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    Everyone has their own level of 'safe enough'. For the vast majority of its users, the pill is 'safe enough' to do without another form of contraception, be it condoms or their partner not ejaculating inside them or... but your level may be different.

    What sort of pill is it? A progesterone-only one that you take every day, or a combined one, where you have 21 pills and have a week off (or take dummy pills)? The latter is more reliable, but can have more side-effects - again, different people have different opinions on which is better.

    If neither is safe enough, have a look at the implant. It's even more reliable than having a sterilisation op.

    Studies have found the pill on average to be extremely effective and more effective than comdoms. Scoring higher than the pill are methods such as the implant, injection etc. Something you could consider? Plus you can always use condoms as well if you want to be extra safe.

    I was on the pill for about a year, didn't use comdoms and never had any problems with its effectiveness as a method of contraception

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    I know women who have been on the pill for years and haven't gotten pregnant/only fallen pregnant when they came off it to try for a baby. I think you'll be fine if you take it correctly.

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