Hi, I have been on the birth control pill for

Patient

Q: Hi, I have been on the birth control pill for several years and take it on time, rarely missing a pill. I am on the combined pill, 21 days on and 7 days off. I finished my 21 pack on Saturday morning for this cycle - however, had unprotected sex with my boyfriend Sunday evening. Should I still be protected or should I take morning after pill?

Doctor

A:   Hi,
Thanks for the query.

I understand your concern.
If you used all the 21 pills without missing, you can have contraceptive protection during the pill-free week also.
So, you may not need emergency contraception.
If you missed any pill especially in last two weeks, better to go for emergency pill.

Take care.

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