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A 18-year-old female asked:

I missed 3 pills in my bc pill pack this month two in week 2 and 1 in week three and had unprotected sex ,and now i have had no withdrawl bleeding and am starting a new pack tonight i tested yesterday and it was negative should i test again?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
if you have missed 5 pills, the recommendation is definitely to use a backup method of contraception. For some women, another form of contraception may be better, such as an implant or an intrauterine device. Oral contraception is very effective when used consistently as prescribed and that means every day. Best wishes.
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Last updated Nov 11, 2022

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