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I need to know this pretty quickly!!

I had sex on Sunday, but had my last pill on Saturday morning, because I stop taking it for seven days to have my period.

I didn't use any other kind of protection (e.g. condoms etc.) is there any chance I could be pregnant? I need to know, so that I can run out n get the morning after pill.

Thanks, please answer soon!!!

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As long as you've taken 21 active pills correctly per the pill instructions and start your next pack on time, you're protected from pregnancy.

The 21 active pills inhibit ovulation, and the 7 day break allows a decline in hormone levels that triggers the withdrawal bleed. The next pack is then started before you build up enough of your own hormones to ovulate, thus you're protected around the clock with correct use. [Smile]

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