Recently started lo loestrin fe which is 10mcg. I missed 1 on 3rd week and took 1 9hours late in the middle of 2nd week. Now spotting, unprotected sex?
Common. Skipping pills or taking them at different times each day will frequently cause spotting and breakthrough bleeding. The contraceptive efficacy is still good as long as you take a pill each day - regardless of the timing. The failure rate is higher for both spotting and pregnancy with the lower dose pills.
May not be safe. It may not be safe unless your last period was less than 1 week ago. If you start your pills today, you should use a backup method of birth control (condoms with spermicide) during the first 7 days of the pill package. Birth control pills will start to protect you from pregnancy after the first week, if you take them correctly.
Just started taking lo loestrin fe. Took 5 active pill, then took sugar pills during my period. I just had unprotected sex, Is my bc still effective?
Birth Control. If you actually start your OCPs when you start your period, you are immediately protected. If you start at any other time, I usually recommend a back up contraception for 2 weeks. Also, when you start pills in the middle of your cycle, it can throw your period off. I would suggest continuing the pill as prescribed, but taking a pregnancy test in the next 2 weeks. Good luck.
I'm on lo loestrin fe me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex, he never came, I took a test my period didn't come why am I still worried?
Normal. It's normal to feel anxious about possibly being pregnant.... Especially at 16. It sounds like you are doing the right thing, though I would recommend adding condom because birth control isn't 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. Birth control pills, when you don't miss any pills, still only prevent pregnancy about 95% of the time. Best wishes, .
How long until my girlfriends birth control gets back into her system to where unprotected sex is ok again? She is on lo loestrin fe
Tell us more? When did she stop it and why? How long ago? How long did she start up again, is it the same birth control?