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SOMEBODY
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I went out to a party last night and was drinking. My question is, does alcohol affect the effect of birth control? Cuz I always take my pills at 10pm and took them at that party, but after I took the pill I continued to drink.
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Studies have shown that taking the birth control pill affects the way women's bodies process alcohol, leading to higher blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) and intensifying the effects of intoxication.

Drinking won't make your pill less effective, but just remember that it makes you less effective to make good choices.

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