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How regularly/on time do you need to take birth control pills to be able to have unprotected sex and not get pregnant?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends

Specific answer depends on: 1.
What type of bcp you are on (progestin only pills are very unforgiving, and need to be taken around the exact time every day). 2. When you miss a bcp (missing the first pill of a new pack is worse than missing the last pill). Ideally, take your pill around the same time every day, but generally okay if take same day. Double up next day if miss a pill, use backup

In brief: Depends

Specific answer depends on: 1.
What type of bcp you are on (progestin only pills are very unforgiving, and need to be taken around the exact time every day). 2. When you miss a bcp (missing the first pill of a new pack is worse than missing the last pill). Ideally, take your pill around the same time every day, but generally okay if take same day. Double up next day if miss a pill, use backup
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
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Dr. Shashank Jain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Almost daily

daily

In brief: Almost daily

daily
Dr. Shashank Jain
Dr. Shashank Jain
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