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ok. one day last week i somehow skipped a pill. im on ortho tri cyclen. so right now i should be on my third green pill meanin i should be havin my period. but im not. what scares me is recently me and my b/f stopped using comdoms. so should i just start my new pack and should i just wait it out and finish my current pack right now. plz help
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Yes, you should just continue with the rest of your green pills. Let the skipped one go.

If you don't get your period by the time you start your new pack, and it's been at least 10 days since your last incident of unprotected sex at that point, then go ahead and take a pregnancy test then.

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miz scarlet- why are you calling it unprotected sex just because she didn't use a condom? she was on the pill..
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Even sex on the pill is unprotected in the sense of STD transmission because the pill offers you no STD protection.

But I believe what Miz S was referring to the fact that the user had missed a pill. If you don't take your pills correctly (ie. missing pills, taking medications that interact, illness, etc.), then any contact you have should be considered unprotected because of the way the pill works (if not taken correctly, it can fail).

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