Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
188 Doctors are Online

Using Evra birth control patch. Forgot to use the patch. Had unprotected intercourse. What to do now?

Hello, I am realy worried, I m taking evra patch every Tuesday. last week was my free patch week. last night i supposed to put my patch on but i forgot. this morning i had sex with my partner. and strait after sex i realized that i forgot to put one. then immediately i put on my patch. I just had my periods two days ago. Could you please advise me what should I do now? Am I safe? Thank you
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jun 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  44
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
OBGYN 's  Response
since you had your period, it sounds like you are safe now, and you should just continue with the patche as usual. in general though, you do need to put the patch on after no more than one week patch free, a even a few days delay can cause you to ovulate and the chances of pregnancy increase. in your case, it sounds like you got lucky, and you were only a day late, so you made it just in time.

I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any more questions.
Answered: Sun, 18 May 2014
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor