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If I ejaculate inside my girlfriend when she’s been taking birth control on a regular basis, can she get pregnant?

The pill provides really great protection against pregnancy  —  regardless of whether or not semen gets into the vagina. Only 9 out of 100 people get pregnant each year when using the pill. It can work even better if always used correctly and consistently. Using the pill correctly means taking the pill as directed by your nurse or doctor. Using the pill consistently means taking it every day without missing any, and starting each new pack of pills on time. Other types of hormonal birth control — such as the shot, the implant, and the IUD — are even better at preventing pregnancy and are also more convenient, if taking a pill every day is challenging.

Hormonal birth control doesn’t protect against STDs. For protection against STDs, use condoms with your other birth control method.

Tags: pregnancy, birth control