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Hi! I've already read the threads about pregnancy scares, and although I feel as though I've done what I can, I'd still like to make a thread if that is alright.

Last night the person I've been seeing and I decided to have sex. We've both been tested for STI's and I am on the pill, but have unfortunately not been good about taking it, because I had a stomach virus last month. I missed more than a couple pills.

This week I've been near perfect with it, maybe a tiny bit late with one pill. He removed himself from me before he ejaculated, but a condom was not used.

I know that there had to have been a chance of pregnancy with this encounter, so about 15 hours after the sex, I went to the pharmacy and took emergency contraception.

Now, my period is not due until the end of february - so I have a long time to wait! But I'd still like any input or advice... I think I did what I should have done, but there's always that tiny worry....

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Well, indeed, it sounds like all you can do at this point is wait it out. Taking EC really was all you could do after-the-fact to reduce your risk.

Moving forward, if you want to reduce your risk of pregnancy more effectively, you'll want to either figure out how to do better with using your pill, or switch to a different method were you don't have to remember a pill every day. If you want even more protection than that, then you'll want to practice dual contraception, backing up with a second reliable method, like condoms.

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