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On the pill, had sex, period started. Pregnant?


I've been on the pill for 8 years now and this month I skipped the sugar week on my pill because I wanted to skip my period, I've been taking the pills for this month every day for 6 days straight without missing.
Yesterday I had sex with my partner and he ejaculated in me, today my period started (I'm guessing the skipping part of my period didn't work) and I'm wondering if I could be pregnant because we had sex yesterday?
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You kept taking the pills so you're still protected. If you stopped taking them and didn't start again after the end of the placebo week then you would not be protected because the protection only lasts as long as you're either taking active pills or only having the number of placebo days that are in the pack.
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My period shouldn't have started though if I skipped the placebo pills (I was trying to skip my period this month) so I'm just worried that it means the pill wasn't working properly hence maybe not providing the proper protection.
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Dont worry If you started your period then you shouldn't get pregnant but if you're really worried about it then speak to your doctor.
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That's false. Depending on what pill you're on, it doesn't always work to skip. Also some women regardless of what pill they are on find that they still have bleeding when they try to skip. It's not guaranteed.

It has nothing to do with protection. The only way you mess up your protection factor is if you take less than the dose that you're supposed to take, such as missing active pills. But obviously taking active pills straight through would keep you protected because it's active.
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