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Unprotected Sex and missed pills

By Anonymous March 2, 2015 - 10:34am
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I am on a birth control pill, but have been awful about taking it this month. The doctor messed it up and I was 2 days late starting it (so instead of starting the pack Sunday I started it on Tuesday) . I had unprotected sex the weekend following the start and realized I missed my Friday pill. I then forgot to take a couple pills the next week and also had unprotected sex that weekend. I had some spotting and almost like a period for a few days I'm assuming from missing all the pills. I gave up and just said I would start the pills the next weekend and do it right but I had unprotected sex this last Friday. I am supposed to get my actual period today but I'm just wondering if I have anytbing to be worried about pregnancy wise and if I should be expecting my period to be on time or later. I have minor discomfort in my back and stomach. Thanks

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community!

Because you have been inconsistent with taking the pill and have had unprotected sex, your risk for pregnancy does increase.

Perhaps this link with information on tracking your ovulation will be helpful:

Be well,

March 2, 2015 - 2:43pm
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