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Missed birth control pill

By Anonymous November 11, 2015 - 9:26am
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i missed one pill on birth control i take it at night the morning after my boyfriend and i had sex yes he did ejaculate inside about 5am and i didn't make up the pill i just took the day i was on that night around 10pm. Do i have a high risk of pregnancy? it was the second week of my pack and i have 2 more weeks until my period

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us with your concern.

If you miss a pill, you should take the pill you missed as soon as you can. You didn't, so nothing can be done now.

Birth control pills prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. The highest risk of ovulation occurs when the hormone-free interval, which is the time when inactive pills are taken or there is a break between active pills, is prolonged for than seven days.

Anonymous. you missed only one dose during the second week of active pills, so I think you were not at high risk for ovulating. I don't think there was much of a risk for becoming pregnant.

However, the only way to know for certain is to wait until the week of inactive pills and see if you have vaginal bleeding.


November 11, 2015 - 9:57am
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