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While on the pill should you still use a condom when having sex?

It’s a good idea to use condoms every time you have sex if you want to protect against sexually transmitted infections as well as pregnancy. When used correctly, the pill is up to 99.7 percent effective against pregnancy. Many women who take the pill also use condoms, because the pill offers no protection against sexually transmitted infections — only latex and internal condoms do.

Tags: birth control, condoms, safer sex, STDs, the pill