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A 20-year-old female asked:

i am on the birth control pill but missed one in my first week. i might have had unprotected sex....do i need to take plan b?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: In the setting of missed pills, the chance of pregnancy is probably slightly increased. If it has been less than 72 hours since unprotected intercourse, then taking planb would probably not be a bad idea. Talk to your doctor as well.

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Last updated Oct 7, 2017

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