Patient :Tarted a new pill pack on October 4th (I think I started a few hours late, but less than 24 hours). Had sex on 9th night (6th day). Now I forgot to take a pill on 13th (10th day) and had sex that evening. I took the pill on early morning on 14th (9 hours late from when I was supposed to take it). 1) Should I use emergency contraception pill now? 2) What should I do next? Is extra protection needed further?
Thanks for the query
When you start a contraception pack of pills it takes one week to show its efficacy completely from the day of starting. However, you have had intercourse on days where ovulation in unlikely to occur. However, day 9 is close to ovulation and you have missed the pill. Since you have taken the missed pill the next day itself, it reduces the chance of failure of contraception and it is unlikely that you can get pregnant. There is no need for emergency contraception now but you need to continue the rest of the pills as scheduled and take care not to miss them. For your safety this cycle, there is a need for additional contraception protection.
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