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Could I be pregnant? Missed birth control pill after 5 days of unprotected sex

By Anonymous May 29, 2014 - 9:10am
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My boyfriend and I have unprotected sex on a Tuesday, the following Sunday I forgot to take my pill but took it early Monday in the morning, then on Monday night I took the pill 3 hours late. Is there any chance I could be pregnant, and I'm having brown discharge. How long should I wait to have sex again?

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HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

Thanks for your post! 

There is very, very little risk for you here. Your missed pill was five days after sex and you made it up the next day and then took your next pill, albeit a little later than usual. 

This means you are still protected. Try to take your pill at the same time, set an alarm on your phone or watch! 

Has this helped?



May 29, 2014 - 10:53am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Yes thank you so much! Should I use another method of contraceptive when I have sex?

May 29, 2014 - 11:03am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

You can, if you are worried about it but there is really no need. The time has long past for you to be at risk. 



May 29, 2014 - 11:11am
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