Info For Teens
Ask the Experts
Can I get pregnant if I have sex on the week I don’t take the pill and am suppose to get my period? I take take my pill everyday at the same time.
No. If you’re taking birth control correctly and consistently, then you’re protected against pregnancy all the time, including the days you take your placebo pills (period week). You can still have sex during this week without getting pregnant. As long as you’re taking the pill correctly and starting every new pack the day after you finish the old one, there won’t be any gaps or decreased effectiveness in your pregnancy protection. Whether or not you have your period, the pill never stops working.