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Will taking birthcontrol 6 hours late cause ovulation and pregnancy if my partner ejaculated inside of me 48 hours after i took it late?

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Dr. Julian Raffoul
Specializes in General Practice
Not necessarily: Have you been taking OCPs regularly? If so, and when taken correctly, OCPs are up to 99.9% effective. Missing one dose or taking 1 dose 6 hr late simply reduces the likelihood that your birth control will be effective... which does not mean you are pregnant, just that your chances of NOT getting pregnant have decreased. Take OCPs the same time every day to reach 99.9%... and take a pregnancy test.

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A 18-year-old female asked about a 18-year-old female:

Will taking birthcontrol 6 hours late cause ovulation and pregnancy if my partner ejaculated inside me 48 hours after taking it late?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe not, but...: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed.

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Last updated Jul 31, 2015

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