• its NEVER safe to not use protection while on the pill
  • It is always a good idea to use a condom, just incase. It protects against A LOT of STDs and is one of the best methods of birth control (if used properly) next to not having sex at all.
  • G'day Sammerz, Thank you for your question. There are possible reasons that the pill may not work such as timing of start, diarrhoea and forgetting to take it. For this reason, it has a typical effectiveness of between 2.5 and 8 per cent. You should therefore use other forms of protection during sex to minimise the chance of becoming pregnant. I have attached sources for your reference. Regards Wikipedia Combined oral contraceptive pill Guttmacher Institute Planned Parenthood
  • When you are married (or in another long-term committed relationship), both people have been tested (and gotten negative results) for everything, and the couple is prepared in case the birth control fails. The pill is for pregnanacy only, and is never 100% effective. A condom should ALWAYS be used in combination with the pill.
  • If you start your pills today, you should use a backup method of birth control (condoms with spermicide) during the first 7 days of the pill package. Birth control pills will start to protect you from pregnancy after the first week, if you take them correctly.

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