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fifimcfae
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what constitutes a "missed dose" of the pill? i usually take the pill around 10 pm, but a few times, i haven't had the pack with me at 10 and thus had to take it later (usually around 1-1:30 am). are those considered to be missed pills? when do the hormones from the pill leave your body? could i have ovulated at that time? (this happened about two weeks ago, so i would have gotten a period before then, right?)

last friday night, i did have unprotected genital contact after taking my pill at the regular time (10 pm) and took the pill on saturday at about 10:45 pm. that was my last pill before going on the placebos. do i have a chance of being pregnant?

thanks!

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-Lauren-
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A pill is not considered missed until it is more than 12 hours late; that is, 10 AM the next morning or later. Taking a pill off by a matter of an hour or less will in no way compromise effectiveness. You're set!

(And just a wee reminder, Ask ST might be a better place to ask questions like this in the future. A possibly late pill is not an emergency or crisis. [Smile] )

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Heather
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Is this a conbomation pill? If so, you're just fine, and for more info, check it out: http://www.scarleteen.com/article/advice/three_questions_about_taking_the_birth_control_pill_and_plenty_of_answers

Just remember that the pill doesn't offer any STI protection, so those risks will have been present.

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fifimcfae
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the thing is though that i usually get my period on wednesdays of my placebo week, and i haven't gotten it yet.

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if they ask why we left in the first place
say we were young and we were so in love
...i guess we just needed space.

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