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Question: Condom broke during sex- should I take the "day after" pill?

 marialilian - 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.
Thank you.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:31 pm

User avatar Hello,
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.

Best wishes

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