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Last night my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex and he came inside of me.
I've been on Levlen ED (birth control pill)since January. Now i take the pill within 30mins of the regular time i decided to take them on, but usually i make sure to get it on the exact time.
I was just wonderring whether taking the pill from any time from 10minutes - 2hrs later from the regular time you take the BC pill can affect its reliability?
And whether i should get the EC pill even though iam on BC?
My doctor is closed today (Friday) and i think he'll be closed until Monday because its a long weekend here in australia - since i know you have the take the pill within 72hrs..
So what is the risk??

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You're taking the pill properly, it should be fully effective (though as I'm sure you know, it provides no STD protection). There's a window of about two hours on either side of when you should be taking the pill when it should still be effective.

Milke, with an L, SSBD, RATS, TMNTP

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