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Everett, WA
A 21-year-old female asked:

If i'm late taking my bc by 14 hours (8am, took @10pm), am i still protected? took it right away. should i use alternative methods?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes, to be safe: It would be prudent to use a second method. A barrier method like condom or diaphragm would be appropriate.
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Doesn't matter: Being 14 hours late one time in your pack will not decrease the effectiveness enough to even worry about it . You are protected as long as other pills are all on time. Do you want to protect against STD's; then use condoms as well.

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