birth control


Question by  Alicia44 (23)

Should I be concerned if I was late in taking my birth control pills?

I took my birth control late.


Answer by  diane23 (1167)

If you have only taken one pill late, and taken the other pills on schedule, it's not a huge cause for concern. Missing multiple pills requires a backup method.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

If you took the birth control pills later in the day, there is not a problem. If you actually went 24 hours or more between pills, the risk of pregnancy is higher. If you went several days without birth control pills or did not start the new pack on the correct date, the risk of pregnancy is high.


Answer by  vvvvvvvv (140)

It depends on how late you took the pills and if the pill was an active/inactive pill. There is an insert that comes with every package of birth control pills that tells you what to do in case you take your pills late. I suggest you read that.


Answer by  jaimesgirl (1055)

If you took your birth control pill more than 24 hours after you normally take it, continue taking the pills for the rest of the cycle, but use an alternative form of birth control, such as a condom, as well. Otherwise, you risk unplanned pregnancy.


Answer by  e80 (69)

You should be concerned if you take your pill late or miss it all together. The most effective way to take the pill is everyday at the same time.

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