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missed 2 pills in first week pack

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Hi, Im 22 years old and I'm currently taking Mercilon. I started a new pack on a Monday and on Thursday I forgot to take it and that evening I had sex. I forgot on the Friday too then had sex Saturday morning then remembered I had forgotten and took Fridays pill Saturday afternoon and Saturdays pill Saturday evening. I then continued as normal.

Am I in a danger zone??

Please help

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replied December 12th, 2010
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Any time you fail to take a pill, you are risk of pregnancy. I suggest you use emergency contraception if it is available in your area and continue to take the pill as directed. In the future, if you miss a pill there are directions for what to do to get yourself back on track. You can find these directions in the information pamphlet that came with your pill pack or by visiting the brands website.
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replied December 12th, 2010
Hi. Thank you for your answer. I will however not use any form of emergency "contraception" as it is in fact abortion NOT contraception, as the name does suggest ,according to my research. And this is not the right desicion for me.
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replied December 12th, 2010
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Actually, emergency contraception is anything but abortion. Do some more research, and use factual sites...
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replied December 14th, 2010
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Good grief. I didn't mean for this to turn into a debate about whether "emergency contraception" is contraception or an abortive agent. Take it, don't take it. It does not matter to me.
But since you posted the question and needed help I feel I must add this. If you do not want to become pregnant and you are opposed to abortion, you need to make sure you abstain from sex altogether, get serious about taking the pill as directed, or find some other method that is easier for you to use. Since you consider the fertilized egg a person and are opposed to aborting it, you should also know that continuing to take the pill while pregnant can cause a whole host of problems for the fetus and endanger the pregnancy.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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replied December 14th, 2010
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There is nothing strange or mysterious about emergency contraceptives. They are the same as normal birth control pills, just in a higher dose as it is meant to be used on short notice. If you do not have any problems with normal birth control pills, why on earth do you consider emergency contraception an abortive agent. It is the same hormones with exactly the same effects on your body:

* It makes your cervical mucus unfriendly towards sperm
* It tries to prevent ovulation
* It will interfere with the sperm's ability to fertilize the egg
* It will prevent the uterus from enriching the lining to support implantation

These are exactly what your Mercilon does. Exactly.

Do not confuse emergency contraception with the abortion pill (Mifeprex aka RU486).
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replied December 14th, 2010
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Thank you.
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