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can you get pregnant on birth control if u miss 2 pills then only take one?

By July 26, 2009 - 2:43pm
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ive missed two birth control pills then took one when i remembered but had sex am i safeASKED by Anonymous on July 26, 2009 - 2:35pm
i am on yaz and have been for about a week and 3 days well i missed two pills then wwhen i remembered to take them i was starting my period but it was really light so i took it anyway...and my period was light through out the day then i had unprotected sex that same night aand now i only have light spotting but no period can i be pregnant???!!!can taking one pill prevent it?and can i be prego if i was starting my period then took 1 pill?and had sex wouldnt my period prevent me frm getting pregnant?please respond!

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You have only been taking birth control for 1 week? I'm sure your prescribing doctor told you that you need to be using a back-up method of birth control (such as a condom) for the first month of using the pill, right?

I'm confused by your question, as you've only been on Yaz for 1 week, but your period came the 2nd week? And you missed 2 pills the 2nd week? Is this a 28-day pack you have, or something different? If it is a 28-day pack, your period would have been expected during week 4.

I would call your doctor, and talk with them about your missed pills, your early period.

Taking 1 pill can not prevent pregnancy; the main factors are that you missed pills when you've only just started on hormonal contraception, so your pills are not at their most effective at preventing a pregnancy (hormonal contraception works by either preventing ovulation or thickening cervical mucus).

Your period does not prevent you from being pregnant; your period means that you do not have a viable pregnancy. However, I am not sure if you had a period?

Please call your doctor, just to be on the safe side.

July 26, 2009 - 6:33pm
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