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duhast.bugs
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Hi,

I am 26 years old and have been taking the pill regularly for more than 2 years now. I had sex with my husband last Sunday and forgot to take the pill (1st week of the pack) the following Thursday( took all the previous pills after Sunday). I take the pill at around 10-11 pm. I took the missed pill the next day on Friday at around 4pm. Is there a chance of me getting pregnant? Should take more pills or Plan B?

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Heather
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Am I understanding that you missed just that one pill, and then made it up the next day?

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Yes, thats correct. Just that one pill. My concern cuz i know that the sperm is alive inside the vagina for 7 days and I had sex on Sunday and then took the pills on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday but forgot Thursday and took it today which is Friday at around 4.
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Heather
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If that's the case, your pill is unlikely to fail you especially if this is not your first pill pack. Yes, you're dealing with the typical use rate (92% effective), but that is still more effective than Plan B, and my personal feeling is that adding Plan B wouldn't give you much more protection than you already have.

That's going to be your call, though, obviously.

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Thanks for the reply. I really appreciate an extra thought apart from my husband's and mine - gives a sense of relief..

Good day.

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