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First Month of birth control, and I missed 2 pills, not consecutively, and the condom broke, should I take plan B to be safe.

By Anonymous July 10, 2015 - 7:02am
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I have only just restarted my BC after being off of it for a couple months. I missed one pill 6 days after I started, but took it the next day, and I missed another one 6 days after that. I have taken the pill for 6 consecutive days right now, I'm technically on the third week, but last night the condom broke and he definitely got off inside me. What are my chances of being pregnant. Should I take Plan B just to be safe?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us for advice. Please check with your gynecologist confirm my reply.

I do not think you should take an emergency contraceptive because you are currently taking birth control pills. You had been taking three weeks of active pills by the time you had intercourse and the condom broke. You did the correct thing by making up for the missed doses.

Birth control pills prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. This happens because of hormone levels kept at a constant level with a daily active pill. I think taking an emergency contraceptive will cause a serious imbalance, essentially an overdose, in synthetic hormone levels.


July 10, 2015 - 7:29am
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