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A 17-year-old female asked:

If u missed 1 birth control pill& didn't double up until 1am the next day before bed & u have breakthrough bleeding is it safe to have sex unprotected?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Warning: You can get pregnant even if you miss one pill.
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