... weeks like you are supposed to. However, I was on vacation and forgot to bring another ring with me. So instead of the usual 7 day break, the ring was out for 11 days. I put a new ring in right when I got back though. Will I still be protected from pregnancy? My bf and I had unprotected sex the day after I got back but at that time the new ring was in place. Also, do I still keep this new ring in for a full 3 weeks or does it need to come out sooner since I started it later than I was supposed to? I feel like my schedule is all messed up now. :( Please help. Thanks