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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hey, I'm on birth control (it says Ethinyloestradiol and Drospirenone tablets on the packet). I had sex today and I realised after than I forgot to take my pill yesterday. I usually take it at around 1-3pm and now is 3:30 and i've just taken both yesterday's and today's. I've been taking the active pills for more than 7 days and have more than 7 days to go. Will I be 100% protected against pregnancy?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   IF yu have taken the forgotten pill within 12 hours of daily time
Doctor :   it is protective
User :   I haven't
User :   but on the instructions it doesn't say anything about taking the morning after pill or anything
Doctor :   then i request you to use the alternative contraception
Doctor :   for next 5 days
User :   is it likely that I could get pregnant?
User :   and how would I know if i'm on birth control?
User :   do you think I should take the morning after pill?
Doctor :   it would have protected
Doctor :   you
Doctor :   and if not you can use condom for next one week
User :   are you sure?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   If you have missed the pill for more than a day
Doctor :   I suggest you to restart the pack
User :   ok
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