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afrojunk
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hello there,

I have a question. My girlfriend has been using the pill for almost a year now and we decided to try sex without a condom last friday (with withdrawal. We had intercourse and i pulled out before cum).

Then the thing happened, she forgot her pill on saturday. we noticed this on sunday morning. She toke her pill on friday 2.30 am and she took the next in 2.40 pm on sunday. So we thought, lets go by oure apothecaire on monday for a MAP. She told us that it didn't matter what happened and that my girlfriend is protected. According to the apothecaire, she dont need a map . (ohh and the pill she forgot was in the first of three weeks of the pill (around 2 or third day))

Since this is such a reliable site, i just wanted a second opinion. Since the MAP wont have any effect after this day. So i hope i get quick response.

[ 10-21-2013, 02:05 AM: Message edited by: afrojunk ]

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Robin Lee
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Hi Afrojunk,

The birth control and the morning after pill do the same thing. Your girlfriend only forgetting one pill, then making it up as soon as she remembered doesn't reduce the pill's effectiveness to the point where emergency contraception would be necessary.

Here's some information on how the pill works, what to do if one is missed, and so on. I think it'd be helpful for you and your girlfriend to both read this so you have more information.

Three questions about taking the birth control pill (and plenty of answers)

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afrojunk
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Okay thank you,

I hate to ask these questions (maybe for the 2nd time in this topic)

1. Is there a reduced safety or are we still safe? (she always takes the pill before going to sleep)
2. In the article is stated that you 12-24 hours after last pill. Does this mean you have 36 hours (24 hours to next day and then 12 hours to take pill)
3. On other internet is stated that forgetting a pill in the first week after the period , is disastrous. any feedback?

kind regards

[ 10-28-2013, 03:49 AM: Message edited by: afrojunk ]

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Hi afrojunk,

the information you gave us above indicates that you and your girlfriend used two methods of contraception: the pill, where she took one late; and withdrawal.

Less than 12 hours late still counts as "on time" for the combination pill and will not make it less efffective. I'm guessing that your girlfriend's usual pill time is not 2.30am? So, that Sunday pill might have been slightly late, but not in a way that makes a big difference. Someone who usually takes all their pills on time and is late with one pill will still have a very high level of protection from their pill. "Typical use" effectiveness rates for the pill include situations like that. In typical use, the pill alone is still 92% effective; the pill and withdrawal together, as you used, are 97.8% effective, as you can see here The Buddy System: Effectiveness Rates for Backing Up Your Birth Control With a Second Method
So, you and your girlfriend are still very highly protected against pregnancy.

I wouldn't think of it as 36 hours, because that seems confusing and could lead to mistakes and spacing out pills too much. 24 hours is the correct time. If someone takes a pill later than 24 hours, they should then take their next pill at their normal pill time and not wait 24 or 36 hours. On just one occasion, though, a gap of up to 36 hours is not a problem for effectiveness.

Not "disastrous", no. It's important to remember that a late pill and a completely missed pill are different circumstances. One late pill, even in the first week of the pack, is not ideal, but should not make the pill less effective. One missed pill in the first week may lower effectiveness, and it's worse to miss a pill in the first week than at other times.

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okayy thank you very much . she took tehe pill on friday around 2.30 am and her next on sunday 2.40 pm . does this count as a late pill then? so there is notr really something to worry about at e moment ?

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It's not something to worry about, no, because with the pill and withdrawal, you and your girlfriend are very highly protected against pregnancy.

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okay thabk you. the explanation you gave me were very helpful and were actually summarizing the concepts!

last question about the explanation and the article: is my girlfriend on a late pill or a missed pill? could not make it up out of the article

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From the information you gave us, this is a late pill, not a missing pill
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yeaah i know what you mean but i mean something different

my gf takes pill when she goes to bed. And we went to bed on satuday at 2.30 AM (this means in the night of friday ON saturday (this is the pill of then of friday), cause i explained it not correct i guess). She forgot to take one before going to sleep on SATURDAY and took the one she forgot at sunday at 2.40 PM.

In the large answer i got form redskies, there was a little miscommunication. I told that she took the pill on firday 2.30 am, but i meant that se took the pill of friday before going to sleep which was on 2.30 AM of Satuday, this is night of friday to saturday.
Then she forgot to take her pill on saturday before going to sleep. We noticed in the morning and she took the pill of satuday on Sunday 2.30PM. And the pill of sunday she took on a normal bed time


can you give me a little feedback?

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Hi afrojunk!

I really don't think there is a misunderstanding or a miscommunication issue here. With the information you are giving it still IS a late pill. We are talking about 3 days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), and we are talking about 3 pills. One was taken 12 hours late but still was taken.

As Redskies noted, you also used withdrawal, so that lowers the risk. [Smile]

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thabk you veru mich voor de auick feetback
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hey guys,
just wanted to let you know that it is good now and she has her period. i would like to thank you for the help. it is a very accurste site that has helped me many times

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You're welcome. [Smile]

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