Combined pill - no condom



Hi @Dr_Paula,

I feel so silly asking this question. I’m on the combined pill (taking regularly, back to back with no breaks), and my boyfriend and I have recently stopped using condoms. We have both been tested for STDs. Are we safe to continue to have sex without a condom if I continue to take my pill as prescribed?

Thank you!


yes, you are fine. By taking the pill back to back (like myself) you have less chance as you are not having the break that allows your body to return to normal again.