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Taking Microgynon. Am I still protected if I forgot to take pill?

Hi I have been on mycrogynan 30 for a year and a half. I usually take my pill around 5-6pm every evening but on thursday I didnt take it until 2am friday morning so I was 8hours late, I forgot to take my pill on friday but took it at 1pm on saturday which means it was 11hours late since my last pill. am I still protected?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Thanks for posting your question here, I will try to answer it to the best of my abilities.

When you miss a pill, you have to take 2 pills in order to cover up for the one you've missed. If you have intercourse before taking two pills, yes you can get pregnant.
Contraceptives are an easy form of protection, but they only work if you take them regularly.
As such I would say it is better to avoid intercourse until you're taking the pill regularly again, for at least two days in a row.

I hope this answered your question.
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