Missing pills

“I am on birth control, i sometimes forget to take it. I was told that is is ineffective if missed 3 times in the course of a month. I missed about 3 times, and had unprotected sex. I did get my period, and then began taking the birth control at the scheduled time. My period did not last as long as it usually does, but it was close. Can i possibly be pregnant even if i got my period and continued use of birth control?

A: If a person misses any birth control pills, it is possible to become pregnant. For pills to be effective, they need to be taken every day at the same time. Since you did have a period that was close to normal, it seems unlikely that you are pregnant. You can take a test to ease your mind. If taking pills are difficult for you, it might be a good idea to consult with your doctor to find a method of birth control that will be easier for you to use correctly.

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