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I missed a pill about a week after having sex. Is it possible to be pregnant?

By Anonymous July 8, 2016 - 1:40pm
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I take mononessa oral contraceptive, and I have been taking it for about 4 years now. I have just recently become sexually active this year and have not had any problems. When I have sex, I never let him come inside me, but we seldom use condoms. I'm usually pretty faithful in taking my pill everyday, even though I'm sometimes a few hours late. About a week or so ago I had sex but he did not come in me. I have not had sex since then. I've been taking my pill everyday since then, except last night. As soon as I remembered (within 24 hours) I took the pill. Could I be pregnant? It might be a stupid question, but I was always taught to NEVER miss a pill at ANY TIME or else you could be pregnant. I have not had sex since a week ago.

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
First I'll give you some background information. Sperm can only live in the body a few days. If he did not ejaculate in your vagina, it is very unlikely any sperm entered your body let alone live there for a few days. If sperm did happen to enter your vagina, it was most likely dead by the time you missed the pill since it had already been a week since you have intercourse.
Lastly, you need to be off the pill for a week or 2 before you start to ovulate again.
With all these odds against you I would say there is no chance of pregnancy.

July 9, 2016 - 9:10am
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