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Girl240
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Hi. Last night, I had sex and the condom broke. It was the fifth and final day of my period, and I shouldn't be worried because I'm also on combination birth control pills, but I am because I was about 10 hours late taking my second-to-last active pill before my period. Do I have any reason to worry? Should I take emergency contraception?
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Was that the only pill you took late within that cycle? If so, you should still be well within the range for typical use. So, I would say that EC is not necessary in this case.

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Girl240
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Yes, it was the only pill that I took late. I don't think it's possible that I could be ovulating in that time frame anyway, but I wanted to check and make sure. So I shouldn't worry?
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The best source for you to know for sure is the information leaflet that comes with your pill pack. I'd suggest you consult that and see what it says. You'll want to check in it how many hours later than the proper time they consider a "late" pill. That information may not even consider this a problem at all for your contraceptive coverage. And as Joey said, just one officially late pill in a pack is still very much within typical use and you'd still have a high level of protection.

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