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A 22-year-old female asked:

Should i take my bc pill now after i'm 4 hours late? or just double up tomorrow? it's my 3rd week on it

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Just take it now BUT: one should not assume OCP's are effective for the first month one is on them. So... you aren't reliably protected anyway. But likely will be by next month.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Use condoms for back-up method.
Oct 5, 2014

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