A member asked:

Hey folks. i left my birth control pills in my hot car for about 30 minutes. it was 89 degrees outside! i had sex last night and he finished inside me but now im scared theyre compromised now. should i be worried about pregnancy?

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Dr. John Berryman answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Risk of pregnancy is minimal, as in the course of using oral bcp's, taking the active pills is followed by seven days of "placebo" pills, and this does not affect the contraceptive protection of oral bcp use , so even if your pills were altered by heat, you are still protected.

Answered 7/27/2022

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