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      I am on a birth control pill, but have been awful about taking it this month. The doctor messed it up and I was 2 days late starting it (so instead if tarting the pack Sunday I started it on Tuesday) . I had unprotected sex the weekend following the start and realized I missed my Friday pill. I then forgot to take a couple pills the next week and also had unprotected sex that weekend. I had some spotting and almost like a period for a few days I’m assuming from missing all the pills. I gave up and just said I would start the pills the next weekend and do it right but I had unprotected sex this last Friday. I am supposed to get my actual period today but I’m just wondering if I have anytbing to be worried about pregnancy wise and if I should be expecting my period to be on time or later. Thanks


        Hi Allie,
        Whenever you have sex, whether you are on birth control or not, there is always a chance for pregnancy. Birth control and condoms aren’t ever 100% effective. If you are wondering if you are pregnant, you can take a pregnancy test generally 7 to 10 days after sex. If you go to http://www.optionline.org and do a search, you can find a pregnancy resource center near you that can give you a free and confidential pregnancy test.

        Usually when people have sex the biggest thing they are worried about is pregnancy. You can only get pregnant during a few days out of the month; however, you can get a sexually transmitted disease any time you have sex. To protect your health and safety, I would suggest a STD test at your local health department. There is nothing shameful about it, it’s just something everyone has to do if they are sexually active.

        Let us know how things turn out. We’re here to help!


          Only a test is the sure way of determining pregnancy. So take a test and confirm.

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