I wasn't able to get patches till the Tuesday after (the beginning of my new cycle should've been Saturday) - I had unprotected sex the following Saturday (while still on my first week of the patch) and I'm scared I could be pregnant. Are my chances slim or higher? I know the label says 7 day free of patches can increase your chances but I'm not sure if that counts my period week since technically you are protected during your period week. HELP!
A week is 7 days, not 10. Any time you have to go more then 7 days you have to use a condom until you have the patch on for a week. You are supposed to get the next ones when you are nearing the end of what you have. You should have asked this question before you had the sex. Its no different then if you missed 3 pills in a row. Continue to use the patch for the 3 weeks, then see if you get your period. If not you can test when its a week late. Stick with the patch until you would know if you were pregnant or not.
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