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Missed Pill

By Anonymous January 26, 2011 - 7:46pm
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I started my pill 2 days late this month. I took 2 pills on the first day (trying to make up for the missed days), then 1 pill each on the 2nd and 3d days. I missed the 4th day, and took 2 pills on the 5th day.
What should I do about backup birth control? Do I need a condom for a week, or two, or the rest of the month?
Please help!

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Hi Anon,

Thanks for your post!

When you're taking birth control so inconsistently, it is always best to use a second form of birth control for a week or two. If you decide to use a condom for the next two weeks, make sure you take your pills at the same time every day--otherwise, you will have to continue to use condoms as a back up form of birth control.

Hope this helps!

January 27, 2011 - 6:09am
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