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Using Evra birth control patch. Forgot to use the patch. Had unprotected intercourse. What to do now?

Hello, I am realy worried, I m taking evra patch every Tuesday. last week was my free patch week. last night i supposed to put my patch on but i forgot. this morning i had sex with my partner. and strait after sex i realized that i forgot to put one. then immediately i put on my patch. I just had my periods two days ago. Could you please advise me what should I do now? Am I safe? Thank you
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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since you had your period, it sounds like you are safe now, and you should just continue with the patche as usual. in general though, you do need to put the patch on after no more than one week patch free, a even a few days delay can cause you to ovulate and the chances of pregnancy increase. in your case, it sounds like you got lucky, and you were only a day late, so you made it just in time.

I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any more questions.
Answered: Sun, 18 May 2014
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