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Is pregnancy possible while on birth control pills?

Hi my girlfriend is on birth controll pills and has been for around 1 and a half months but she forgot to take them new years and we had sex the following morning and as she remmbered she took them at 5pm and then again at her usual time. Then the day after she took it an a hour late and we had sex the following morning. Is it still safe?
Mon, 9 Jan 2017
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Hi,

I understand you concern. Birth control pill is highly effective in preventing pregnancy. It has just 0.5% failure rate. You have missed one pill and took on next day as you remembered about pill. In your case it does not affect the efficacy to prevent pregnancy. But take remaining tablet on everyday on specific time to prevent pregnancy.

Make a habit to take regularly by putting reminder in mobile. Avoid stress, take healthy diet, drink plenty of water and do regular exercise.

Hope this may help you. Contact further if follow up needed.

Best regards,
Dr. Sagar
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