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    Basically, i forget to take my pill 2 of them. So i took them today then the one i was meant to take for today. After that, about an hour or so I had unprotected sex. Do u think I'm protected? Or do i have to take the morning after pill? I once heard that if u take 4 normal contraception pill it's the same as taking the morning after pill! Is that true?
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    Maybe take the morning after pill to be "sure"
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    No, you are NOT protected.

    The pill is meant to be taken daily for a reason, you cannot just double- or triple!- up when you miss one. It's the regular dose of hormones which prevents your ovulation from happening; as soon as those hormones stop coming, ovulation begins. Once you miss seven days of the Pill, ovulation begins again, meaning you can get pregnant. I know you didn't miss seven days, but with each day, the resulting hormone levels are decreasing, meaning that the likelihood of pregnancy is increasing. If you're near the end of your pack of pills and you miss a few leading up to the seven day interval, you have the same chance of getting pregnant as for completely unprotected sex.

    Get a morning after pill and read the leaflet that comes with your pack of pills. The Pill is a serious medication, make sure you understand how it works for future, if you're using it for contraception.
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    I think it's 3 before you're not protected on microgynon 30, however the protection is not as high.

    And thank you...you've just reminded me to take mine!
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    (Original post by winniethepooh88)
    Basically, i forget to take my pill 2 of them. So i took them today then the one i was meant to take for today. After that, about an hour or so I had unprotected sex. Do u think I'm protected? Or do i have to take the morning after pill? I once heard that if u take 4 normal contraception pill it's the same as taking the morning after pill! Is that true?

    I would've been more worried about catching STDs by unprotected sex than getting pregnant.
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    (Original post by sweetnfresh2)
    I would've been more worried about catching STDs by unprotected sex than getting pregnant.
    Well he is my boyfriend and I'm pretty damn sure that he is clean from STDs
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    You should go get the morning after pill.

    On a related note, I've forgotten my pill after my 7 day break, due to having to lengthen my stay at my parent's house by a few days unexpectedly, when I thought I'd be back at my own house and able to start my pill on time (I left the new packet at my house), so when I got back on Monday I'll have missed 4 pills of the start of my packet. Do I just take the next one and continue? but obviously not have any sex for a while?
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    when you miss one you're supposed to use condoms for a week or something aren't you? I'm fairly sure thats what it says in the instructions...
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    (Original post by loz_fairy)
    when you miss one you're supposed to use condoms for a week or something aren't you? I'm fairly sure thats what it says in the instructions...
    Absolutely. I don't know where you heard this rubbish about taking 4 at once, but it is just that. You are NOT protected, you need the morning after pill, and you need to read the leaflet in your pill packet.

    You and your bloke also need to actually get checked for STIs rather than just assuming he doesn't have them "because he's your boyfriend."
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    You're incredibley naive then. Do you think everyone that gets STDs get them from unprotected sex with strangers? Of course they don't.
    Exactly he could just be saying that so he can get away with using condoms. As Helenia said further down I would get tested, both of you. Some STI's have no symptoms.
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    (Original post by winniethepooh88)
    Well he is my boyfriend and I'm pretty damn sure that he is clean from STDs

    Great. But, even though you can be monogamous as a couple, there's a chance to catch a STD like a HPV-induced disease within a year, if you are really unlucky.:p:
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    Go to get the morning after pill. Explain your situation to the people at the clinic or chemist. They will advise you and tell you exactly what to do.
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    (Original post by Joanna May)
    You're incredibley naive then. Do you think everyone that gets STDs get them from unprotected sex with strangers? Of course they don't.
    I don't think you should criticise people if they are willing to have trust in their partner. Trust isn't naivety. Your point is valid, but if both are trusting each other, then I don't see the problem.
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    Take the pill!
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    (Original post by spark911)
    I don't think you should criticise people if they are willing to have trust in their partner. Trust isn't naivety. Your point is valid, but if both are trusting each other, then I don't see the problem.
    I would say that her response reeked of naivety. She sounded certain that she couldn't have an STI simply because this guy was her boyfriend, and that isn't true. This whole thread is very naive and uninformed, so I wouldn't be surprised if she was working under the same bad logic that tells her that she can take four pills and be safe.
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    (Original post by spark911)
    I don't think you should criticise people if they are willing to have trust in their partner. Trust isn't naivety. Your point is valid, but if both are trusting each other, then I don't see the problem.
    Trust doesn't have anything to do with it! If he doesn't know for sure then she can't know for sure. Trust doesn't stop you getting ****ing STI's.

    And in any consequence anyone who believes taking four pills is the same as having emergency contraception is misinformed and I would advise them to talk to a family planning clinic or their GP to check the facts before they start taking the pill. It's like me saying I've had a headache for two days and not taken any asprin, now I'll have twelve to sort it out.
 
 
 
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