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A 20-year-old female asked:

Hi, i usually don't get my period on my birth control and i had unprotected sex yesterday but woke up with my period. do i need to get plan b?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Taking correctly?: If you are on birth-control pills and are taking them correctly (haven't missed any days) you should still be protected in spite of having a period. The period doesn't mean something is wrong with the birth control pills. If you have missed days, taking plan b would be a good idea.

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Last updated Dec 6, 2015

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