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on trivora 28 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) for a month and some days forgot = unprotected sex.?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Oral contraceptives only work if you take them. You need to take them at about the same time every day (morning or evening) so that they trick your brain into thinking you already are pregnant, and do not ovulate. If you miss a pill, take it as soon as you realize, but if you miss more than two you should use some other form of birth control, such as condoms.

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Blood test USELESS in this scenario. Imagine you had measles as a kid - your blood test will still be positive - but you don't have the disease... Similarly, a positive antibody test, tells you nothing post-treatment. (typos corrected...)
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