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Missed a pill the day after sex?

By June 16, 2016 - 1:33pm
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I had sex on Tuesday (unprotected at first but then used a condom halfway through). I took my pill at the usual time Tuesday after having sex, but on Wednesday I forgot to take my pill. I remembered to take it on Thursday less than 24 hours after I was due for taking it. However, this is my first week of a new pack (four days in). Am I okay?

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Hi Anon,

Thanks for reaching out to EmpowHER with your question!

You did exactly what you should do when you miss a pill - take it as soon as you remember the next day. Since you took the pill (even after initially forgetting to) and are now back on track and schedule with your birth control, this reduces your overall chances of pregnancy. You are okay as you are on schedule with your pills again.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions!


June 16, 2016 - 8:56pm
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