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bitttersweeeeeet
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If you take one pill late... (1:45am instead of 8:30pm.. so about 5 hours later than usual)

Do you need to use a back-up method?

According to the Ortho-Tri Cyclen Lo website:

If you MISS 1 white, light blue, or dark blue "active"* pill:
Take it as soon as you remember. Then, take the next pill at your regular timeŚwhich means you may have to take two pills in one day. In this case, you do not need to use a backup birth control method during sex.


This is true, right?

[ 08-18-2006, 07:57 AM: Message edited by: bitttersweeeeeet ]

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JamsessionVT
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Right.

It also depends on how long you've been on BC. For someone who's been taking hormonal birth control for quite a while, one missed pill won't affect much. But if you've just started, I'd use back up just in case.

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It's my 4th pack.

I'm on a Sunday start.. so on Sunday I started the new pack, and on Monday I took the second pill of the pack at 1:45am instead of 8:30pm.. and last night (Thursday) my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex. He didn't finish inside of me, he wasn't even close.. but I know there's the issue of pre-cum..

But yeah.. I don't have to worry, right? Or should I try and get the ECP?

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I wouldn't worry, with just one late pill, at this point EC would most likely be less effective to prevent pregnancy than your pills are currently.

So I wouldn't worry about it.

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Thanks so much dalicious.. I've been a bit nervous.
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