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I missed a pill but had sex

By August 18, 2015 - 12:54am
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I finished a pack of pills on Friday. I stopped for my 7 day break but on Sunday but I decided to skip my period and start the new pack. On Sunday I took the Saturday pill and the Sunday pill and thought it was fine. On Monday I forgot I skipped one and me and my boyfriend had sex. Could I be pregnant?

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Hello Rhubard,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. I do not think you were at risk for becoming pregnant. Though you missed a dose on Monday, you did take two pills on Sunday.

Birth control pills prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. Hormone levels are kept at a constant level by taking a daily active, hormone containing pill. When you take the inactive, placebo pills, hormone levels drop and you have what is called break through bleeding.

Hope this information is helpful.


August 18, 2015 - 8:48am
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