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Can having unprotected sex increase pregnancy risks even after taking contraceptive pills?


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Published At February 26, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) three months back. I have been consistently taking the contraceptive pill Yaz for three months, and I am now starting my new pack. I am worried since my last period lasted only three days, and I am sexually active. Is there a risk of pregnancy in my case? Also, while taking contraceptive pills, it says I need to take them seven days before having sex without other contraception. Do I still need to continue the seven days of unprotected sex when I am already in my fourth pack? Also, when taking contraceptive pills, will the calendar method be inaccurate to follow in my case?

Please help.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Deepika Joshi


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Combined oral contraceptive pills are the most effective contraceptive if taken properly. So you do not need any other contraceptive with that. Yaz (Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone) inhibits your ovaries from releasing eggs, so there are practically no chances of conception. You only need to remember to take it regularly without missing it, and if you miss a pill, then take one of the missed pills when you remember it. So no, you do not need any other contraceptive. If you are taking it consistently for four months; your entire cycle is safe.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Deepika Joshi
Dr. Deepika Joshi

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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