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Missed Birth Control Pills, What to do now?

Missed birth control pills may cause bleeding and other issues. So it really important that you should know what to do if you miss any birth control pill. Let us discuss this issue in little detail.
Birth control Pills are taken regularly and can be missed easily. Some women miss one pill others may miss three or more pills in a row.

1. If one or two birth control pills are missed

If you miss one to two pills then take the most recent pill as soon as remember and take the other pill at a regular time. You may take both pills at the same time. Continue taking other pills regularly according to schedule. In this case, if she had any unprotected sex and she had missed only one pill then she doesn’t need any additional contraceptive method or emergency contraception.

2. If three or more birth control pills are missed.

If you have missed three or more pills in a row then take the most recent pills as soon as you remember (The last pill that you have missed). Take the other pill according to schedule. Use a condom or abstain from sex until you have taken pills for 7 days.
  • If pills are missed in days 1-7
If pills are missed in days 1 – 7 and you have had an unprotected sex in the meantime then use emergency contraception method. Take the last pill as soon as you remember and continue taking others as per schedule.
  • If pills are missed in days 15 – 21.
If pills are missed in days 15 – 21 then you should take the most recent pill as soon as you remember and take the other pills according to schedule. Finish the current pack and start the new pack without the 7 days interval or placebo pill interval.
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