Do I need to use condoms if I am on The Pill?
- From a contraception point of view, there is no need for such double protection as long as you do not miss a Pill, are not on (certain) antibiotics, and did not expose the Pill pack to extreme heat, which may affect its potency.
- However, you may very much want to use a condom if protection against contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is necessary.
Protection against STIs should always be exercised when in a new relationship, when in a non-monogamous relationship, if testing for STDs was not done and/or if it came back positive, if there is an STD outbreak (i.e. a Herpes flareup), etc. Protection should be exercised by all parties and at any age as STDs are non-discriminating!