A member asked:

I take my birth control each night on time and havent missed a pill yet. i am 195 and i am on lo loestrin fe. i been having unprotected sex with my boyfriend and he finished in me. should i be worried on this pill to prevent pregnancy of low dose?

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Dr. John Berryman answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

"Low dose" bcp's taken as directed and within the hour of the prior day's active pill are close to 96-98% protective against pregnancy. One aspect which is critical is not allowing more than seven days to elapse not taking an active (hormone containing) pill, as ovulation may occur, and therefore pregnancy is possible.

Answered 11/18/2021



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