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panda77
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Im on Ortho Tri Cyclen and I am ending my 3rd pack. I take my pill everyday at the same time and I am only usually late by 30 minutes. The past two periods I got while on BC came exactly on the day I take the 4th dark green (placebo pill). So as it works out, today is the 3rd day in of my dark green pill week (placebo week) meaning I should get my period tomorrow. Today my boyfriend and I had sex and the condom broke. My boyfriend didn't feel it happen and he came inside of me. I was wondering if I get my expected period tomorrow, if this means my risk of pregnancy is low. I was planning on taking a test in 2 weeks just to make sure. Also, regarding the last week of pills for ortho tri cyclen, these don't have effect if I miss those pills? I have not taken the first yesterday and the days befores dark green pill, thinking it doesn't contain hormones.
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Heather
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You have the same level of protection from your pill during the placebo week as you do during the active pills so long as you start and take the pills in your next pack on time and properly.

In other words, yep, your risk is low, because the birth control pill taken properly -- as it sounds like you are using it -- is a highly effective method.

And yep: the placebo pills are pills you can take or not. People who choose to take them usually just do because taking a pill every day helps keep them in their habits of taking pills daily at the same time. But they are not needed otherwise.

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panda77
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Okay. thank you so much. If I have my period tomorrow would that mean the pregnancy risk is low? Also do we still ovulate while on the pill?
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Karybu
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The pill is designed to prevent ovulation, so you should not be ovulating, no. If you get your period tomorrow, that means that you did not become pregnant during this cycle.

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