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Taking Loestrin 24 Fe. Had unprotected sex, no ejaculation inside. Having tendency of missed periods. Can I be pregnant?

I have been taking Loestrin 24 Fe for at least a year and a half now. I used to take it before bed, but for the past few months I have been taking it at a set time (I have very rarely missed a pill and if I am late taking it, it is normally within a 1-3 window - the latest being 4 hours late). This routine has been going on for at least three or four months, if not a bit more. I have been reading a lot of the other posts and know that I shouldn t necessarily be worried, but I can t help but do so. I had sex with my boyfriend Monday morning and we didn t use a condom. He said there should be no problem since he said that nothing got inside - which I assume is that he didn t ejaculate inside of me (too into the moment to notice if he had pulled out or not). The thing is is that I am supposed to start the iron pills tomorrow (Wednesday) and soon after my period. Any chance of pregnancy? I m nervous since I tend to skip periods then get them again, and I m worried that this will be a skipped month and something could go unnoticed.
Asked On : Sat, 9 Jun 2012
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Hi, oral contrceptive pills if taken regularly and as prescribed have a very high efficacy of protection, almost 99%. So, if you are taking them regularly, you do not need any back up methods of contraception. Also,just to set the records straight, withdrawl method does not protect against a pregnancy as sperms are present in the fluids released as preejaculate and thus it cannot be relied as either the only method or a back up method of contraception. I would suggest that you wait for a period of 7 days after the expected date of periods, while on the iron pills of the pack, and if the periods donot start, take a urine pregnancy test. If negative, resort to some hormonal method like Regestrone for withdrawl bleeding and start a new pack of pills on the first day of the induced periods. Though less likely, if positive, stop the pills and consult your gynaec.
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