I have been on birth control for about a year now, I am typically very consistent in taking my pill at the same time every day. Last week I was 2-4 hours late taking my pill two separate days and then this Sunday was the start of my inactive pills and I had unprotected sex Sunday night and my boyfriend also did not pull out. Today is Tuesday, and I still haven't started my period... am I still protected or should I take Plan B tonight since I am still within the 78 hour time frame to take it? Also for future knowledge and safety, what is a safe (still protected) amount of time to be late taking my pill if this happens again?
How far away from the end of the active pills was the episodes of taking it late? If you've taken some on time before you hit the sugar pills, you are protected. You are anyway however the protection drops a little bit. Not enough to force you to take plan B. You should never be late, particularly with the low dose pills. The are only in your body working for 24 hrs and then you need to be taking another one. If you take it within the hour after you were supposed to take its ok, but don't make a habit of it.
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