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I recently had sex with my boyfriend. We’ve used a condom every time but this time he forgot the condom. I’m on birth control but it’s only to regulate my period. Can I be pregnant?

It’s very unlikely. When used correctly, the pill is up to 99.7 percent effective against pregnancy.

Some women who take the pill also use condoms, because the pill offers no protection against sexually transmitted infections — only latex and internal condoms do.

As long as it’s taken consistently and correctly, the pill works the same way whether a woman takes it to prevent pregnancy, or for the non-contraceptive benefits it offers, such as regulating periods or lessening menstrual cramps.

Tags: condoms, birth control, the pill