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perfectshadeofdarkblue
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So, my boyfriend and I were having sex this morning. He stuck his (non condom covered) penis an inch or two into me before covering it with a condom and proceeding. I know this is a pregnancy risk.

I am on birth control, however. I'm usually very diligent about taking my pills at the right time and everything. But, on the first week of my last pill pack, my family went on vacation and due to events planned and the time change, I took one pill 5 hours late (outside the time window) and a few more 3 hours early.

Would those few late/early pills mess me up that badly that I have a substancial pregnancy risk? Should I consider EC, or would that be a waste because I'm already on BC? Today is the fist day of my new pack (got my period on the right day last week and everything). I've been on birth control for more than a year now - the patch from April-October, and the pill from November-now.. I know you can't be sure but could you give me some general advice?

Thanks for your help!

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Since it is the first day of your new pack, and the problems you had in taking your pills were early in your last cycle, and since you had your withdrawl bleed normally, and considering the amount of time you've been on hormonal birth control - I would not be concered about the pill's effectiveness and would not recomend that you needed to think about EC.

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(Are you and your boyfriend up to date on your full STI screenings? Not using a condom is going to present bigger STI risks than pregnancy risks pretty much any time)

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Thank you so much for the advice - I figured that would be the case but it's nice to hear it from someone who really knows what they're talking about.

Also, thanks for the reminder about the STI's. We (unfortunately) didn't get tested yet, but we're going to make plans to do that ASAP. Thanks a lot!

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