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Pregnancy prevented in 5 days ?

Hello all,

Last weekend I went away to a friends house and forgot to take my pills (Yasmin), as a result I missed 2 days and started spotting. First time i've missed in 2 years.

This weekend, I was in bed with my boyfriend, and we started to have sex, suddenly realising that i'd only taken 5 days pills I asked him to stop, as I realised that the instructions say to take the pill for 7 days before you are covered.

It took 18 months of being with my boyfriend for him to trust me taking the pill, and stop using condoms, now a couple of months after that, I just feel like I've blown it. in that respect. I'll have to work on that again, but more importantly with 5 pills in my system, how is my pregnancy protection.

Thanks, L
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replied October 30th, 2010
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Missing two or more pills in a row does not give you protection for that cycle. Consider using back-up method of protection in this cycle of pills. Wait for your next periods. Start on fresh pack as instructed. Do not miss pills in between. In case you miss any two pills in the pill pack anytime, use additional protection to prevent pregnancy. You will have continued pregnancy if you take the next pack properly.
Take care.



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