Facebook Pixel

my friend missed a pill on week1, day3. had unprotected sex the night before but was able to take the pill 10hours later. taking logynon for about a year now... what's the possibility of getting pregnant? thanks a lot

By April 3, 2011 - 9:01pm
Rate This

Add a Comment1 Comments

Hi Gretch,

Thanks for your post! Usually if you miss one pill and make up for it the day after, you are still protected by the pill. A birth control pill can be up to 99.1% effective when taken exactly as prescribed-- this means that if she took it one day (or 10 hrs) late, the effectiveness of the pill was slightly decreased by still very effective. There is a slight possibility of getting pregnant (due to the fact that she didn't take it as prescribed one day) but the odds are against it.

Remind your friend that it is important to take her pills as prescribed in order to take advantage of her birth control's maximum effectiveness.

Best Wishes!

April 4, 2011 - 4:59am
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.