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Yovonne Charae - posted on 10/18/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )

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So I have been on the pill for 4 days now and me a my boyfriend had unprotected sex what are the chances I will get pregnant (he pulled out) so he said

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Angela - posted on 10/19/2013

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I've heard that "contraceptive failure" in over 80% of cases is down to human error.

Failing to read and abide by the leaflet that comes with the pills is human error.

Not using extra protection during the first month of taking the Pill is human error.

Not using extra protection during times of vomiting/diarrhoea is also human error as the Pill is expelled from your body before it can take effect!

Not using extra protection during times when you needed to be on anti-biotics which contra-indicate your contraceptive Pill is human error!

And when people fall pregnant whilst apparently "on the Pill" they say that their contraceptive failed them! It didn't - it was human error.

This "human error" issue can easily apply to other contraceptives as well.

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Jahnee Remedy - posted on 10/21/2013

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I was on the pill an managed to have a daughter an am due for a girl for the second time on the pill in a week or so... so it can happen for sure.

Jahnee Remedy - posted on 10/21/2013

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Right even if he did pull out there is a thing called pre cum the sits in the foreskin an blaah blaah long story short that lil insey bit of sperm can still get you pregnant..

Michelle - posted on 10/19/2013

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Even your doctor should have told you that you need to use extra protection for at least the first month. Mine has every time I've started on it again.

Jodi - posted on 10/19/2013

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I agree with Angela about the leaflet in the packet. Why didn't you read it? Then you would KNOW you could get pregnant after only being on the pill for 4 days. You need to be taking it for a full month before you can be sure you are protected. There are a lot of other things that will get you pregnant while on the pill too (eg. throwing up, skipping a pill, etc).

Now would be a really good time to sit down and actually read the leaflet or you WILL end up with another baby if you are not already pregnant.

Angela - posted on 10/18/2013

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Yovonne, I'm sorry if my comments offended. But .... seriously - did you not read the leaflet which was enclosed with your pills?

I'm really shocked in these days of better sex education and health education that you even needed to ask the question, that you took the risk!

Yovonne Charae - posted on 10/18/2013

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None of those I am by no means ignorant, nor do I want any more kids rite now I have a 4 year old and a two month old, and i dont get drunk or mess with drugs. I had a baby girl august 2nd and was just wondering if it was possiable thats all. Thanks for your comment but it was no reason for you to be rude it was just a question.

Angela - posted on 10/18/2013

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I have no idea. Even if he "pulled out" on time, it's still entirely possible to get somebody pregnant. If you've only been on the Pill for 4 days, you need to be doubling up on your contraceptive protection by also using a barrier method. This is exactly what it says on the leaflet that comes in the packet - was there a reason you didn't read it or your partner didn't read it? Is there any good reason why he can't wear a condom?

Most reasonably educated women KNOW that "pulling out" is a very unreliable method of contraception. In fact the only women who agree to it are:

a) those women who are ignorant, uneducated and are willing to listen to an ignorant man when he says he won't get them pregnant.
b) women who know fine well that it's an unreliable way to avoid getting pregnant but secretly want another child anyway (but their partner doesn't).
c) women who are drunk or under influence of certain drugs.

To which group do YOU belong?

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