Erica - posted on 03/16/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )
I have been on the depo shot as birth control off and on all of my adult life. I was on the pill for almost a year before I got married and I skipped the "sugar pills". Nobody ever explained how the pill works to me. On the shot you can have unprotected sex whenever and there's only a very small chance of getting pregnant. On the pill, is it okay to have unprotected sex right after taking the "sugar pills"? It says in the packet that you can get pregnant if you miss the pill once and to use extra protection for a week after you miss one. So if those green pills don't have any medicine in them, can't you get pregnant for a week after taking those if you don't use extra protection? I want to lose weight and am thinking of going on the pill, but I want more information first. The doctors down here in Alabama aren't real helpful.