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Atticus Girl
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I started taking the pill last October, but stopped last month for about 3 weeks since I ran out. I began taking them again about 2 and a half weeks ago during my last period (on day 3). This past Saturday my boyfriend finished in me using no condom. Bad, I know, I know...

I stopped by a nearby pharmacy the following day after work and took Plan B, 12 hours after the deed.

From that information alone, what do you think my chances are of being pregnant? I plan on taking a home pregnancy test, but when is the best time? After a missed period?

[ 05-06-2009, 08:35 PM: Message edited by: Atticus Girl ]

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Karybu
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Even though you'd only been back on the pill for a couple of weeks when this happened, there's a good chance if you'd been taking it correctly that it was fully effective. Considering that you also took emergency contraception (Plan B) so soon afterwards, your risk of pregnancy here is very small. If you do want to take a home pregnancy test just to be sure, they're accurate two weeks after a risk.

The bigger issue here is that unprotected intercourse carries a high risk of STIs, so if you and your boyfriend are not up to date on your screenings, that's something you'll both want to get done in a month or so.

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I've always aimed to take it around the hour of 11 in the mornings, there have been a couple times I almost forgot but took it closer to 12 noon, does that increase my risk? I'm going to take a home pregnancy test for peace of mind anyway.

I had a blood test done and am clear of any STD's/STI's, my boyfriend was tested about a month ago and is clean as well.

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An hour or so won't make a difference in the effectiveness. Generally, you want to try and take it within a three-hour window, and most pills aren't technically considered "late" until you're over 12 hours late.

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Sweet, thanks for your help! We'll see what happens in two weeks time.
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Ah, nevermind. This was my week for inactive pills and I just started my period yesterday. I'm strictly adhering to the "no glove no love" policy, no more rawdoggin' it. I hate the feeling of skating on thin ice...
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