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First week of 2nd pack of birth control pills and condom broke??

Im on the 2nd day of my second pack of pills and the condom broke.For the most part, I took my first pack correctly (besides missing my 7th and 8th pill but I followed the instructions to take them).

Should I be worried?
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replied August 16th, 2012
This just happened to me too! The condom broke and I'm on my second pack too! I've been doing tons of research. You do not need to be worried. If you've been taking your pills for atleast seven consecutive days and correctly, you will be protected during your period, during placebo week, in the beginning of a new pack and everyday you take your pills correctly. Since you followed the instructions for your missed pills, you should be fine but also remember those were the 7th & 8th day of the first pack, over ten active pills had been taken before the condom breakage! You are still protected by the pills Smile
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replied August 16th, 2012
"it takes seven days for the pill to be effective. If a female is taking her pills correctly she is protected at all times (once she has been on the method 7 full days) including while on a period, while on the placebo pills and when starting a new pack. A back up is recommended the first seven days of starting birth control to prevent pregnancy."
Those are the words I got from an educator- not expert but I'm pretty sure they're right and know what they're talking about Smile
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