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LookingForHerPeterPan
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So I've read a majority of questions similar to mine to try to answer it, without making a new one that you guys would have to answer. Some half answered it, but I was looking for the entire thing just to be sure.

I have been on the pill for about 6 months-1 year. Like I mentioned in a previous post, every now and again I miss a pill and I know that messes with the effectiveness. This month I haven't though. I take the pill around the same time frame every morning - but it's not always 12:07 on the dot every single day. Sometimes it varies from 10 minutes to 2 hours. ( this is just a rough estimation.)

Will that also tamper with the effectiveness? I read that some girls got pregnant whilst having sex on the pill. If I didn't use a second method of contraception, based on what I've described above, would I be at risk save I had sex? I've been iffy on condoms for a long time now, and it wouldn't be first choice to use them, and I know it's better to be safe than sorry, but I'd just like some input.

Thanks for your time.(:

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You have a three hour window during which you can take your pill and consider it on time. So, taking it ten minutes earlier or later doesn't make any difference. As long as you are within that three hour window, you're fine.

You do not have to consider a pill late until it has been more than 12 hours since your pill time.

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