Can I get pregnant while on birth control? I have been taking the pill for five days. Also, does the male have to ejaculate inside me to cause pregnancy?
Health Center - Birth Control
For many women, birth control pills are the contraception method of choice. “The pill” has evolved over the years and more options exist than ever before. Unsure which is the right birth control method for you? Not sure what to do if you miss a pill? Find answers to these questions and more here.
Birth Control Pills Guide
Birth control pills are effective at preventing pregnancy if you use your contraceptives correctly and consistently.
Although teen pregnancies have declined among girls 15 to 17 years old, there's still room for improvement. Talk to your teenager about safe sex practices and the possibility of birth control.
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I was told the best way to begin taking birth control pills was to wait until my next period begins. However, two days after my last period stopped I began spotting. This has continued for a week and is getting heavier. Should I wait to see if this stops and begin the pills when my next cycle starts, or can I begin them now?