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MISSED BIRTH CONTROL PILLS

QUESTION
I missed two days of my BC pill and had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. What are the chances of getting pregnant? Are there hormones left in my system that will cover me for the days I missed? HELP!

ANSWER
Yes, it's true, having missed two pills and then having unprotected intercourse puts you at risk for pregnancy. Please see your medical provider ASAP to talk about emergency contraception, sometimes known as the morning-after pill. It is most effective within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.

To your health,
Dr. K


   
 
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