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Do I need to get emergency contraception?

By Anonymous July 6, 2017 - 8:59am
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I am a late start for my birth control Trinessa, as in I start the Sunday after my period following the placebo pills. Unfortunately, I didn't realize the pharmacy closed at 6 and forgot to pick up my prescription on time. I had unprotected sex Sunday morning the day I was supposed to start my new pack. I did go to the pharmacy the next day and got the pack and took the one I missed Sunday at around 1pm on Monday when I normally take them at 8pm. And still took the one for Monday evening as well. My concern is if I needed to take Emergency contraception to cover what happened on Sunday if I started my pack about 18 hours late?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

It is too late now to take an emergency contraceptive.

You were at risk because you went a week without an active pill and then missed the first dose of the new pack.

All to do now is wait for withdrawal bleeding at the end of this pack.


July 6, 2017 - 12:22pm
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