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couldnt get my active pills for about 5 days.

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I skipped my placebo pill but couldnt get my active pills for about 5 days. i had unprotected sex could i get pregnant?

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replied June 15th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A36094
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Placebo pills do not contain hormones in them (as suggested by the name). If you have missed them and have started with your new pill pack (with active pills) within 7 days of taking last active pill, then you should remain protected. Continue taking the rest of the pills at scheduled time daily and do not miss any further active pills. Use back-up protection for additional protection if you are worried about pregnancy, and avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy. Wait and watch for your periods/withdrawal bleeding. If you notice abnormal bleeding or appearance of new symptoms, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you regulate your periods.
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