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I’ve been on birth control pills for a year now, and very recently I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend a few times in one day. Are the chances that I could be pregnant higher?

If you’re taking the birth control pill every day as prescribed, you’re protected from pregnancy all the time, no matter how often you have sex. Whether you have sex a few times a day or a few times a month, you’re equally protected. The pill works by preventing your ovaries from releasing eggs. No egg means no chance for fertilization, regardless of how much semen enters your vagina. Since the pill doesn’t offer any protection against STDs, using a condom every time you have sex is still a really good idea.

Read more about how the pill works.

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