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Is pregnancy a risk factor when skipping a birth control?

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: Hi! How many percent i get pregnant if i miss my 7 pill on my week one and had a sexual intercourse in the 3rd day or 4th day and on the 8th day in the morning of 2nd week on my pill bu i .took my 2 pills on the 8 th day in the evening . I use XXXXXXX pills
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Risk of pregnancy is less than 1 %.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
I am Dr. Aarti Abraham, OB - GYN ( Gynaecologist ) and I would be glad to assist you with your concern.

Normally, any kind of contraceptive pill, like XXXXXXX is around 99. 9 % effective in preventing pregnancy.
Even if you take all pills on time, there is less than 1 % risk of getting pregnant.
By missing one pill , that risk is not increased.
As long as you do not miss any more pills in the future, your risk of getting pregnant is less than 1 %, which is negligible.
Anyways, you cannot get pregnant by having intercourse on day 3, 4 or day 8 of your cycle - ovulation ( egg formation ) does not happen naturally on that day.
Please do not worry about a pregnancy.
You cannot get pregnant.
Just remember to take the rest of your pills on time.

All the best.
please feel free to discuss further.

Regards.

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Is pregnancy a risk factor when skipping a birth control?

Brief Answer: Risk of pregnancy is less than 1 %. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. I am Dr. Aarti Abraham, OB - GYN ( Gynaecologist ) and I would be glad to assist you with your concern. Normally, any kind of contraceptive pill, like XXXXXXX is around 99. 9 % effective in preventing pregnancy. Even if you take all pills on time, there is less than 1 % risk of getting pregnant. By missing one pill , that risk is not increased. As long as you do not miss any more pills in the future, your risk of getting pregnant is less than 1 %, which is negligible. Anyways, you cannot get pregnant by having intercourse on day 3, 4 or day 8 of your cycle - ovulation ( egg formation ) does not happen naturally on that day. Please do not worry about a pregnancy. You cannot get pregnant. Just remember to take the rest of your pills on time. All the best. please feel free to discuss further. Regards.