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A 26-year-old female asked:

Missed 2 birth control pills and immediately took double dose. no intercourse for 1 week prior, used condoms 1 week after. could i be pregnant?

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Dr. Anthony Gingo
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Missed pills: Any time you forget to take a pill, you must use another form of birth control until you finish the pill pack. When you forget to take a birth control pill, you increase the chance of releasing an egg from your ovary. Using a back up method will protect you from pregnancy and STD's. Risks change based on when in the cycle pack you miss pills. If there is any doubt, check a pregnancy test.

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Last updated May 31, 2016

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