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No. The hormones found in the birth control pill safely stop ovulation from happening. 

No ovulation means there’s no egg for sperm to fertilize, so pregnancy can’t happen. The hormones in birth control pills also thicken the mucus on your cervix, making it harder for sperm to swim to an egg. 

You’re protected from pregnancy as long as you take your pills as directed every month. Even on your placebo week. 

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