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Zen Chocolate Milk
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Ok, so I'm on Levlen 28, or levonorgestrel & ethinyl estradiol oral contraceptives. I accidentally lost a pill this week, so I took the last active pill of my pack instead to keep my days from going wonky.

Then, yesterday, I had sex with no condom with my boyfriend. So far, even with condom mishaps there have been no pregnancy scares on the pill.

Because I took my pills out of order (I lost a pill in week 2, and took a pill from week 3 instead), is my protection compromised? I think it's triphasic. I'm well within the window to get plan B, so should I go out and get some? Or am I protected even though I'm a pill-moron? (and I've never taken pills late, always on time).

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Just to clarify, you took 20 pills instead of 21, and one of the mid pills was a "end pill" strength, right?
If this is the case, there's no reason you shouldn't be protected. So your pregnancy risk is minimal (never 100% protected on the pill), and EC would probably be overkill.
You can always ask a pharmacist for their recommendation, as well [Smile]


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