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- Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:40 pm
I am a 23 year old female and had sex today and the condom broke. It was too late when we noticed... I am on the pill, but I recently took one too late. I usually don't take it at the exact time every day, I would say around 10pm, sometimes 2 hours later or earlier. I also forgot to take the pill on Saturday and took it Sunday morning, around 11am.
My question is: do you think I should take the day after pill?? I am very worried that I might become pregnant, and I know the odds are probably against me, since I was late with pill on Saturday.
Please help! This is really worrying me. I need to know asap cause this is really killing me! I can't go the doctor since I don't have health care where I am.
| Debbie Miller, RN
- Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:31 pm
Your chances of pregnancy when on the pill are very small, even when taking it late unless you take the progestin only pill, which is much more sensitive about timing. A second form of birth control is not usually needed when on oral contraceptives but of course would help eliminate the small percentage of failure in all birth control methods. I would not stress about this. The chances are quite remote.