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A 18-year-old male asked:

My girlfriend missed her first bc pill in over a year but took it the next morning. how long till it's all back on track and unprotected sex is ok?

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Dr. David Howard
Gynecology 41 years experience
See details: If all other pills were taken correctly, then she should take the missed one as soon as she remembers. If she took the missed pill the next day and resumed her usual schedule (which means she ended up taking 2 pills that day) then she should not need to use any backup protection. If she missed more than one pill or she did not continue on her regular schedule, she should use 7 days of backup.

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Last updated Aug 19, 2014

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