I ran out of pills, is it okay to have sex?

If I run out of birth control pills and can’t get any more for a week, is it ok to still have sex for just that week with out getting pregnant?”

A: “Absolutely not. If you are going to have sex use a backup method like a latex condom. You are not protected against pregancy if you do not take your pills for one week. You must also use a condom for seven days after you start taking your pills again because it takes one week for the pills to become active.”

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