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transparentcrystal
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Hey there!
Well, I've been in my first bc pills for the first time this month. I had sexual intercourse when i was almost at the end of my packet. So i had 4 pills left when i had sex, but i didnt use a condom. I took my pills everyday around the same time, with 10 or 15 minutes difference. Should I worry? should i look for EC? what if the pills are not working??

I will appreciate any advice!
thank you so much.

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I am assuming that, when you say you had four pills left, those were inactive pills? Meaning, you did take all of the 21 active pills of that first pack? In that case, you have nothing to worry about.

We normally recommend waiting one full cycle, just to play it safe, but if you took all of your active pills you're fine.

If you've been taking all of your pills at the same time every day, with no late or missed pills, you have no reason to assume they're not working.

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transparentcrystal
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hm, actually they were part of the 21 cycle pills. So, i'm in a 21 packet, and i take nothing for 7 days. So, i had taken 17 pills so far when i had intercourse with no condom. Although, my partner withdrew when he ejaculated, i'm afraid i might have to look for EC? (because of pre-cum)

I was just wondering this because, first, i needed to wait one full cycle before relying on the pills alone. what do you think i should do?

thank you for replying!!

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