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Ransu
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It happened on a Friday, I was so busy I took my pills 6 hours late. On Saturday, I took my pill as usual and had sex. He did not came in me nor masturbated in the morning before. I've been very upset about certain things for the past few days and I'm on the 4th day of my pill-free week. Please help me I'm freaking out! Can I be pregnant by just having my pills late for 6 hours?
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Onionpie
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Hi Ransu. Are you on Combined Oral Contraceptives (The Pill) or the Progesterone-Only Oral Contraceptives (Minipills)? If you're on the first one, then taking your pill 6 hours late doesn't compromise effectiveness -- it's after 12 hours that a pill is considered late.
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Ransu
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Then why is my period coming so late? Will my depression the past few day caused it?
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Onionpie
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Yes, stress can be a big factor in making your period late. There are also a lot of other things other than pregnancy that can cause this.
Here's more on that:
M.I.A or, Dude, Where's My Period?

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Ransu
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What can I do to have my period?
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There's nothing you can do to force your period to start, I'm afraid. If you are really stressed, do try to relax and don't worry about pregnancy since that isn't at all likely to be what's going on here. But sometimes periods just don't show up and there's nothing you can do about it, I'm sorry to say.

If you are having such severe anxiety around this even though you know that you hadn't compromised your pill's effectiveness, I think it might be a good idea to take sexual activity off the table for now. With any sex involving a penis and a vulva, there is going to be at least a tiny level of risk involved, and we need to be comfortable with that to be able to have sex. So if you're not comfortable with that risk, it's totally fine, but I do think that it'd best for your mental health to stop having any kind of sex because it's just stressing you out so much.

Are you having any kind of counselling or therapy at all? If you're not but that is an available option for you, it would be a good idea to try it out because that could really help you out in becoming more comfortable with the risks involved with sex.

[ 07-30-2012, 08:50 AM: Message edited by: Onionpie ]

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