So I recently has an abrupt life change and it has thrown off my routine of taking my birth control pills. Because of this, on Wednesday of last week I forgot to take my pill and then on Thursday I was out all day/night, so I did not get home to take my Wednesday/Thursday pills until around 10pm. I did take them both when I remembered, but they were still, in my mind, counted as "missed". I did, however, take my Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday pills on time. However, today, Monday, my boyfriend and I had a bit of an accident and he came inside of me.
So my question is, because of my slip up last wednesday/thursday, should I go out and get the Morning After Pill? I haven't had any breakthrough bleeding from missing my pills earlier in the week or anything, but I'm scared I possibly messed up pretty bad.
So I went to talk to a pharmacist and he said that he doesn't think I need PlanB. But I am kinda looking for some double confirmation that this makes sense.
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The typical use effectiveness rate for the combined birth control pill (which is the level of effectiveness most people need to figure they have, that's 92%) does take into account taking a pill late here or there. If you hadn't made the pill up, then it would make much more sense to me to take Plan B. But since you did, it seems to me it likely wouldn't increase your protection by much since it's not that likely to have been compromised.
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