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Chelleboo
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I've been on bcp for about 7 months. I've read the info on here & my pill insert but I still have questions. I know you're protected during the placebo week but do all the hormones from the previous 3 weeks leave your system in that one week? If you've been on the pill for months don't you have a build up of hormones? I ask this because I know starting a new pack a day late can be an issue but would delaying a pack by a day be enough to trigger ovulation?
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Heather
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Delaying a pack by one day absolutely could compromise your next pill pack working: it is, in fact, the worst day to miss a pill in the whole pack.

For sure, the pill is a cumulative medication, but it also has to keep being taken to work, just like anti-depressants are cumulative, but still have to be taken to continue working.

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So what if a person has sex after a pill pack has been started a day late? Two pills were taken after the missed day and then 1 pill as usual. Is there a huge risk if the person had been taking the pills for at least 4 days prior to the sex?
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Heather
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If a person has sex after a pill pack has been started a day late then they will likely have decreased effectiveness of their pill, and no more than typical use effectiveness (92%).

How much less effective we just can't say because there's no answering that as it varies.

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Chelleboo
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Sheesh, now I'm starting to worry. I had unprotected sex. It was after I started the pack a day late. Before the sex I'd only taken 5 pills. He didn't cum in me. Right now I'm edge & it's too too late for EC
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