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forgot to take it yesterday, should i take a plan b?

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im on birth control and i just started the pink pill yesterday but forgot to take it yesterday, today me and my boyfriend had intercourse and he did finish inside me. should i take a plan b?

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replied August 17th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A26058
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If you have been regular with your birth control pill intake at scheduled time daily, you should have the protection (provided this is not your first pill pack use). Follow the missed pill protocol. If you have been late in taking your pills, or if you have missed taking 2 or more than 2 pills, then consider taking emergency contraception within 48 hours of the unprotected intercourse to prevent pregnancy. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. Be regular with your birth control as instructed.
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