I missed my pill, is it too late to take an ECP?

I’m on birth control but missed my pill on Saturday and took it Sunday when I remembered. I took my Sunday pill around the usual time then had unprotected sex afterward. Could I get pregnant now because I took that pill late? How will I know before it’s too late to take an ECP?”

A: “Anytime you miss or forget to take your pill its effectiveness decreases and the chance for an unintended pregnancy increases. The ECP can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex. However, the sooner it is taken the more effective it is at preventing an unintended pregnancy.”

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