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A 19-year-old female asked:

I missed one day of my combined birth control in my new pack and took it as soon as i remember which was the next day but i didnt double the pill like im suppose to, am i still protected? i wasnt sure if i was safe so my partner used protection?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Smart choice: Very responsible of you to use additional protection. Hormonal contraceptives work by changing the levels of hormone in your system daily in order to stop ovulation. Any lapse in the hormone levels can cause your body to readjust back to normal levels which leaves you unprotected. Continue using alternative protection for 10 days after any missed pill for best prevention.
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