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If you miss 2 birth control pills in the second week of the pack what is your chances of becoming pregnant the days prior to missing?

By October 8, 2010 - 7:46am
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I missed on Mon and Tues so i doubled up on Wed n Thurs and now Iam caught up and Iam not going to have sex for the next seven days. But my question is I had unprotected sex on the thurs before I missed pills. (i took my pill correctly on thurs, fri, sat and sun) Mon and Tues are the days I missed and since sperm can last up to five days is it possible that I could have ovulated on tues and still had sperm from thurs intercourse and got pregnant? What is the liklihood of that? Mon and Tues was exactly 2wks after my last period and the days I missed my pills. So Im just thinking that since I missed I could have ovulated and sperm could have been left and I could have gotten pregnant. Please if anyone knows?

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Hi Abbigail,
Thanks for your question and for being a part of the EmpowHER community. Since you were on the pill last thursday, you weren't unprotected. You didn't have sex the days you forgot, and are abstaining for a week after missing. You have done everything you should (minus forgetting monday and tuesday), and should not have to worry about unwanted pregnancy. Since you are back on track now, you hopefully won't forget again. Who needs the stress, right?
Here is an article about how the pill works. I hope it helps explain better why you "should" be OK:
Good luck and let us know if you have any other questions.

October 8, 2010 - 12:19pm
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