I'm a young woman (18 y-o college student) and I just started taking birth control for the first time. I started the pill about two weeks after my period and did as directed for the first 7 days (took it at the same time every day and didn't miss any pills) and my boyfriend and I used alternate methods of protection (condoms) when we had sex. However, on the 8th day (a few hours after I'd taken my dose for the day) we had unprotected sex and he finished inside me. I know the manufacturer says 7 days but I'm hearing that waiting a month is necessary for it to be most effective against preventing pregnancy. At this point should I be worried and take an emergency contraceptive? And, any other members who have had similar predicaments, did any of you end up pregnant because of this type of situation? Please let me know soon!