Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

Forgotten pill and unprotected sex

By Anonymous October 26, 2014 - 5:58pm
Rate This

I need some informed help! I'm on a combined pill and I forgot to take the 2nd pill of the package by more then 12 hours but less then 24. When I realized (more a less 19 hours had passed since I should have taken the pill) i took the forgotten pill right away (2nd) and I took the 3rd pill in the right hour, so on the same day. In the interval in which I forgotten to take the pill I had unprotected sex. I am in risk of pregnancy? Should I take the next day pill?

Add a Comment3 Comments

HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

Thank you for your post! 

While it's important to take your pill at about the same time every day, a lapse of 19 hours and then taking your next pill as instructed will protect you from pregnancy. 

It's highly unlikely that you are at risk for pregnancy. 



October 27, 2014 - 4:35am
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Thanks Susan!
I took the morning after pill just for precaution though.

October 27, 2014 - 5:41am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Ok, Anon but you should really not have. 

That will upset your cycle even more and you may have irregular bleeding. If you do, you're fine, it's just due to the large dosage of hormones you have taken. 

Trust in your birth control!


October 27, 2014 - 8:55am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.


Sex 101

Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!