I'm taking Junel Fe 1/20. The first month I didn't have a period just very light spotting when I should have had my period during the inactive pills. During the second month I did take a 3 few pills several hours late and 1 pill I had to take the next day because I forgot to take it but usually pretty good about taking everyday on time. It's been a hectic month. I am sexually active and my boyfriend has ejaculated inside of me a few times this past month and it happened to be around the time I took the pills several hours late. Haven't started my period yet. Is there a greater chance that I could be pregnant because I didn't take it on time a few days this month?
It is easy to forget to take a pill or to miss a pill at one time or another. Junel works best if taken every day at the about the same time - but as long as you remember to take it daily you will be protected from pregnancy.
If you miss one or more pills, you increase your chances of releasing an egg (ovulation) that could be fertilized and lead to a pregnancy. Every time you miss a pill it is best to use a back-up method of birth control, such as a condom or diaphragm with a spermicide, or a contraceptive sponge for 7 days.
Your chances for getting pregnant increase depending upon when you missed your pill during your cycle.
Call your health professional if you are concerned.
For more detailed information of what to do if you miss a pill see:
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