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Condom broke and on the pill

By Anonymous February 19, 2016 - 5:44pm
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Hi, I've been on yasminelle pill for 7 months now and for this month I decided not to take a break between 2 of the packs and just continue onto another pack with no 7 days free. On the first pack I forgot to take a pill on the 8th day outside 12 hours but I took it immediately the same day which was about half 8 in the evening(normal time 8 in morning) and I took The rest of them normal time and went straight to my second pack and yesterday I took a pill 3 hours late(1/4 to 11) and had unprotected sex later that day, I took my pill as normal again this morning do you think I should get the morning after pill and am I at high risk of pregnancy?

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
You are not at a high risk of pregnant and I'll explain why. You need to be off the pill for about 2 weeks in order to ovulate.
However in the future, you do need to make sure you take those 7 days off from the pill in order to keep your hormones balanced. If you have intercourse during the 7 days you're off the pill, you are still fully protected. You do not need to take emergency contraception unless you want to.
But be aware that taking EC will cause severe symptoms since you are taking regular birth control pills at the same time. It will greatly disrupt your hormones, and menstrual cycle.
You do not need to use condoms to prevent pregnancy if you are taking birth control pills. The pills alone will do the job. Condoms simply prevent STD's at that point.
Below I have pasted a link to a HER article that talks about what to do if you miss a pill or take it late:

February 20, 2016 - 11:16am
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