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I'm 20 years old & I just started taking my birth control pills (28 day pack & I started the pack the first day of my period) & the first week & a half I was really bad on taking them at the exact time I was suppose to & I also missed 2 pills the second w

By February 18, 2017 - 5:03am
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Would it help if I finish taking my pack & take them at the exact time every day??

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She said to have a back up birth control method for two weeks? I had unprotected sex 6 days after missing two pills & he ejaculated in me but I was also taking my pills every day at the same time for the 6 days as well without having any sex until the 6th day. What are my chances of being safe of pregnancy?..

February 18, 2017 - 9:43am
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Definitely use a backup birth control method (or refrain from sex). I thought I mentioned that in my reply? Some doctors recommend doing that for up to 2 weeks. No one can tell you exactly what your chances are of becoming pregnant, but when the pills are not taken correctly, there is some risk.


February 18, 2017 - 12:02pm

Hi, Anon.

Thank you for your post today.

Birth control pills are very effective in preventing pregnancy if used correctly and consistently. It's best to make up a missed pill if possible. Example: If you just missed one, take it as soon as you remember. If you don't remember until the next day, go ahead and take 2 pills that day. If you forget to take your pills for 2 days, take 2 pills the day you remember and 2 pills the next day. You will then be back on schedule. Use a backup method of birth control as well. Call your doctor for further instructions if you miss more than 2 pills.


February 18, 2017 - 6:29am
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