Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

Missed Birth Control

By Anonymous September 7, 2017 - 1:00pm
Rate This

I missed the last two active pills of my birth control pack, so I had an extended placebo week of 9 days (and bled during this time). I started my new pack, but had unprotected sex on day 2 and day 5 of the pack (i.e I've had less than a week of active pills since the extended placebo week). Has my protection been compromised? What's the likely-hood of ovulation in this situation?

Add a Comment1 Comments

HERWriter Guide

Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

This is similar to starting a first pack for the first time - you will be immediately protected.

September 7, 2017 - 1:47pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Birth Control

Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!