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A 20-year-old female asked:

Taking ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) since feb. got period last week. missed saturday pill before starting a new pack. used condom as backup-broke yesterday. uneasy. plan b?

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Dr. Amy Bruner
A Verified Doctoranswered
Gynecology 29 years experience
Not necessary : If you always start your new pack on a Sunday then the last pill in the pack (Saturday) is a placebo pill, meaning it has no medication. Missing the last placebo pill will not decrease the contraception effectiveness as long as you start the new pack on time. Plan B is not needed during this pack if you don't miss any of the active pills.

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