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A 20-year-old female asked:

so i've been on birth control for three weeks missed one day and have had unprotected sex three times and what are the chances of being pregnant?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not high: Missing one birth control pill is not likely to affect the risk of conceiving. Missing several dose result in poor contraceptive effect.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Unsure: Did you just start using the oral contraceptive 3 weeks ago?. If so, when does that particular product say it is safe to start having sex without back up?

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A female asked:

Had unprotected sex I'm on birth control, used the pull out method. On the pill but missed it 5 days ago took 2 next day can I still get pregnant?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low risk: The risk is low if you only missed one pill in the package and took it the next day but is not zero. A lot of my patients use the alarm in their cell phone to help them remember to take their pills on time. If this happens often, the patch, the ring, or an IUD or implant might be a better choice for you. If you don't start your period on time, check a pregnancy test to be sure. Be safe.

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Last updated Nov 8, 2018

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