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Hi, I started my Birth control the sunday after my period started after taking it for six days I had unprotected sex that friday after taking my pill. The next day I forgot to take my pill and took it an hour late. Am I at risk of getting pregnant?

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replied April 29th, 2013
Birth Control Answer A43171
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If this was your first birth control pill pack use, the effective protection of your birth control pills would have started after abut 2-3 weeks of regular use, and the protection will get affected, and you can be at risk for pregnancy due to unprotected sexual contact/intercourse, if you have messed up your regular birth control pill intake, or have missed taking 2 or more than 2 active pills, or taken them late by more than 2-3 hours on 2 or more than 2 occasions. If worried abut pregnancy, you may consider taking emergency contraceptive or take the regular birth control pills in dosage recommended for emergency contraception. Wait and watch for your next periods/withdrawal bleeding. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates (or within 5-7 days of taking last active pill), or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Stop the use of hormonal contraceptive if pregnancy is suspected, or if pregnancy gets confirmed.
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