It says on the patient information pamplet of Generess Fe birth control that if you miss one light green pill. Take the pill as soon as you remember. take the next pill at your regular time, but I did not take the two pills at my regular time. I had to take them in the evening instead of morning. This means I take two pills in one day. It also says if you miss one pill then you do not need birth control back up when having sex. Am I still at risk of pregnancy if I have done what the directions say?
Didn't you like my answer the first time. If you had taken it Monday am you would have still had a slightly increased risk of pregnancy. But you didn't take it until Monday night, which creates an ever bigger problem. When taken perfectly, there is less then a 1% chance of pregnancy, when not taken perfectly there is an 8% chance of pregnancy.
Anytime you miss pills you increase your chances of getting pregnant. No birth control method is 100% effective anyway (other than abstaining from sex) so when you miss pills, it decreases the effectiveness therefore increases your chances of pregnancy. If the timing is just right, you could get pregnant. Chances are greater that you wont get pregnant but who knows? Some women are very very fertile and some women are average and some are not as fertile. You likely dont know which kind you are. If you dont want to chance getting pregnant then you should do your best to remember you pills every day and if you miss a pill until the next day then you should use back up like a condom or not have sex for a week, even if you make up the Pill, just to be sure. The Pill suppresses ovulation. Some women will ovulate if the amount of hormone drops even a bit low. When you miss a pill, it reduces the amount of hormone in your body that is suppressing ovulation. The manufacturer is not the one who will have to suffer the consequences of an unintended pregnancy. They tell you in the literature that the Pill is NOT 100% effective so this covers their behind legally if you get pregnant. It is your choice as to how much you wish to risk yourself.
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