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Could I be pregnant?

By August 25, 2016 - 6:08pm
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I always take my birth control at 5pm, I took like it was a regular day and the following morning 1am I had unprotected sex , 5pm came and did not take birth control. Could I be pregnant?

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Hi JocAlyn,

Thanks for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community!

Taking a birth control consistently helps reduce your rate of pregnancy. It's important to take it at the same time each day for max protection.

When you do miss a birth control pill, it's important to take it as soon as you forget. How long after 5 p.m. did you take you take your birth control pill? Having unprotected sex does increase chances of pregnancy, but if you still took your pill (even a little after 5 p.m.), that reduces pregnancy risk.

The only real way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. Taking that will allow you to truly know if you are pregnant.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.


August 25, 2016 - 10:03pm
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