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I recently missed one pill on Saturday without realising and had unprotected sex where he came in me. I took my next pill as normal on Sunday but didn't take two as my contraceptive instructions say not too. Could I be pregnant help I'm freaking out

By April 3, 2016 - 3:45pm
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Hello Anonnnnn,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us with your concern of the risk for pregnancy associated with missing one birth control pill.

Your chances for getting pregnant depend upon when you missed your pill during your cycle, the number of pills you missed in a row, and if you had unprotected sex around the time of missed your pill(s).

The highest risk of ovulation occurs when the hormone-free interval (the time when inactive pills are taken or there is a break between active pills) is prolonged for than seven days. This can occur by either delaying the start of your birth control pack or by missing active pills during the first or third weeks of birth control pill use.

If you have missed a pill and had unprotected sex, there is still a very slight chance you could become pregnant, since you did not make up for the missed dose.

However, in researching an answer to your question, there is no need to take an emergency contraceptive, but consider talking with your gynecologist for further advice.


April 4, 2016 - 5:58am
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