i've been on the pill for about 2 years and have been very good at taking it, latest i've been is 20 minutes after my usual time. i'm wondering if it's possible to get pregnant on the placebo pills? i get my period wednsday but could i get pregnant if my boyfriend comes in me on tuesday?
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You should be fine in terms of being protected against pregnancy with that 20 minute window. What brand/type of pills do you take? That said, BCP are designed to be effective all month long, including during your period/while taking the placebo pills.
Just to be more specific, you have a three-hour window on either side: "With the Minipill it is very important to take one pill every day, within a three hour window every day. Unlike combination pills, not taking minipills at pretty close to the same time each day can decrease effectiveness."
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