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This might seem like an odd question to ask but I'm curious to know (I think this topic goes here, sorry if it doesn't.)


If while having intercourse-sex while just using the Pill as protection and for some reason, it doesn't work, if you take your next pill the day after like usual ('cause you don't know that it hasn't worked) - what happens?

I understand people get pregnant while on the pill but I was wondering if taking the pill again like normal would affect the early pregnancie or even stop it all together?

Which leads me onto another question I'm curious about (better to ask then not ^_^), what is the difference in how it works betweent the everyday Pill and the Morning After Pill?

Thanks for your time =)


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JamsessionVT
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I'll try to answer this the best I can:

The chances of getting pregnant on the pill aren't very good (if you take it correctly, you've get less than a one percent chance with most oral contraceptives). I've never heard of a pill just not working. Many times if someone gets pregnant while on the pill it is because they have taken it incorrectly, like missed their three hour window to take it, skipping pills, etc. However, manufacturers warn women not to take the pills if they are pregnant for the risk of birth defects.

EC (emergency contraception, AKA the "morning after" pill) and birth control are, in essence, the same thing. EC is just a much higher dose of hormones that what is in BC. You can actually use BC pills as emergency contraception if you know how many to take and don't have access to EC. However, not all brands are approved for use in an emergency.

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Thanks for your reply, much appriciated =)
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