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A 19-year-old female asked:

I started a new birth control pack on sunday and missed one pill on monday and took yesterday one pill on tuesday and same for wednesday. but took double on thursday and continuing taking the pill normally. am i protected?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Possibly not: Hormonal Oral Contraceptives contain hormones that regulate your menstrual cycle. Typically, when a woman misses 1-2 pills, their natural hormones take over and the protection wanes and needs to be reset. Use an alternative form of birth control in addition to your pill for 10 days or until you have your period. It is possible to get pregnant if you do not use an alternative form of birth control.
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