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A 21-year-old female asked:

Forgot birth control pill took it next day, had sex with a condom, then took pill for that day. possibilites of pregnancy? been on pill for 3 years

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Dr. Adetokunboh Ajoku
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Yes, it is possible: It depends on the type of oral contraceptive pill you take. Low dose pills are sensitive to failure to take pills same time everyday. If you have problems remembering to take your pill, see your gynecologist and change to the 3 monthly Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone)
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