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Hi, After Having My Period, I Started A New Pack

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Posted on Sun, 16 Aug 2020
Question: Hi,
After having my period, I started a new pack of Vienva birth control pills on 7/25. On 7/26, I had unprotected sex and then missed a pill. I normally take my pill at 8pm, I took it instead at 11am on 7/27. Do I need to take emergency contraceptive?
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is best to take emergency contraception

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting us with your health question

Since you missed a pill and had unprotected sex, it is best to take emergency contraception to avoid pregnancy.
Take Plan B emergency contraceptive within 72 hours of unprotected sex.
Continue birth control pills as per schedule.

Hope this answers your question
Please address additional questions here
Regards
Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal
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Hi, After Having My Period, I Started A New Pack

Brief Answer: It is best to take emergency contraception Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting us with your health question Since you missed a pill and had unprotected sex, it is best to take emergency contraception to avoid pregnancy. Take Plan B emergency contraceptive within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Continue birth control pills as per schedule. Hope this answers your question Please address additional questions here Regards Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal