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Birth control/ pregnancy help ASAP please!

By January 30, 2012 - 11:03am
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I've been taking birth control for just over two months. Unfortunately I'm not very good at remembering to do so, and I've missed pills here and there, but always take the ones I had missed + the one for that day, as the package instructed. I have forgotten to take my birth control at the regular time for the past week and my doctor has stated that may make it less effective, I also had forgotten to take it yesterday and was late today. I had sexual intercourse with my boyfriend four times in the past week without a condom, including last night, the day I had forgotten my pill. Yes, he did ejaculate inside of me all three times. I'm pretty worried about pregnancy at this time in my young life, and would like some information about my risk of becoming pregnant.
I hope to get a response back soon, and thank you for your help in advance!

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 Hi funkadelic,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Anytime you missed a birth control pill, you are at risk of pregnancy.  Especially if your partner didn't use a condom.   You might want to take a home pregnancy test, if you don't get your period. 

I've included a link that might be helpful,




January 30, 2012 - 12:14pm

That will depend on the type of birth control you are taking. If you look up the brand, it should tell you how effective it is when you miss a day or two. Usually they will even have some sort of hotline you can call and ask about their medication and give you some good numbers from their own studies. If I were you, I would start to combine forms of birth control, like taking your pill (ON TIME) and using spermicidals/withdrawl. Or insert a diaphragm. I always feel like if there is a concern, might as well double up to make it safe.

January 30, 2012 - 11:41am
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