Someone asked us:
I had sex on the 28th and used protection but after, he pulled out and the condom was still inside me. I went to PP the next day for plan b, but they told me that I am already protected because of the birth control I’m on, Lo loestrin. Because they said it would just mess up my bleeding cycle and not benefit me, I didnt take it. However, I have spotted light brown a few times, my breasts are sore, occasional sharp lower stomach pain (left), gas, tired all the time and peeing more often.
Condom scares can be really stressful. One way to keep that from happening in the future is to always make sure you hold onto the base of the condom when pulling out.
If you’re on the pill and you’ve been taking it correctly and consistently, you’re protected from pregnancy and don’t need to take emergency contraception. Taking EC when you’re on the pill isn’t harmful, but it’s not necessary. If something like this happened after you forgot a pill or two, emergency contraception would be a good idea. Learn more about how EC works.
By the way, it’s great that you’re using condoms with your birth control pills. That way you’re protected against pregnancy and STDs. But given the issue you just had with the condom, you might want to think about getting tested for STDs.
- Alex at Planned Parenthood