A 33-year-old female asked:
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I missed the first pill of my new pack of birth control pills but doubled up the next day. Would that be enough for ovulation to occur?

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Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: The worst pills to miss are those that extend the hormone free interval, thus possibly allowing ovulation to occur. Emergency contraception would be an option.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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