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You can certainly take an extra Birth Control pill without causing any problems. However, your question suggests that you think you're not protected during the placebo pills. That is not true. If you have taken the previous pills in the pack correctly, you are still protected during the placebo week. Please contact your health care provider to get a better understanding of how the pill works and the level of protection you can expect from it.

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Q: Can you take an extra birth control pill so you can be protected one more night before the placebo pills?
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What is the possibility of getting pregnant on birth control if on the day before you started taking the placebo pill you had unprotected sex but took the pill later that day?

If you've been on birth control for over 4 weeks then you're protected against pregnancy.


If you start your birth control before your period is supposed to start will it come late while your taking the placebo pills?

It may cause a delay until you reach the placebo pills.


Are you still protected in the week you have off from taking the contraception pill?

Yes you will still be protected during the placebo pills week as long you took your pills everyday at the same thorughout active pills. Be sure that you have been on birth control for at least 3 months before you attempt to do so.


Are you protected on birth control even when you have breakthrough bleeding?

no you are not 100% protected no birth control is 100% proof


How many of the active pills do you have to take when starting a new pack to be able to have unprotected sex again?

You will remain protected from pregnancy even through your placebo week, if you take your active birth control pills everyday at the same time(including being on birth control for 2 months.In other words, if you take your birth control everyday at the same time, you will consistently be protected from pregnancy.


When should you put in NuvaRing if you are on the birth control pill?

To change from the birth control pill to NuvaRing, insert the ring during the placebo week or any time before. You will have immediate protection as long as you inserted the ring on or before the day you would have started your next pack of birth control pills.


What are the chances of getting pregnant if you have been on the pill for 12 years and have unprotected sex during the placebo pill week?

No chance of pregnancy if you take your birth control everyday at the same time. You are still protected during the placebo week even if you have unprotected intercourse.


What happens if you accidentally took one more birth control placebo pill in a day than you needed?

Nothing. The placebo is not part of the birth control cycle. It has no purpose except to help keep you in your routine, and keep track of your pill schedule.


Can you get pregnant a week before your period on birth control?

If you take the BCP everyday as directed you are 99.5% protected from pregnancy.


Can you get pregnant a day before you start taking the placebo pills?

Generally, No. The placebo pills are only there to allow your body to control and adjust it's own hormones for the menstrual cycle. The other pills are what prevents pregnancy. However there is still a small chance of pregnancy with any birth control pill.


What will happen if you are unable to start a new pack of birth control pills until a week after the end of your period?

During the last week of your pills you are taking placebo pills. There are no hormones in placebo pills that have hormones to protect you from pregnancy. However, if you have been properly taking your birth control every day at the same time, during this week you will start your menstrual cycle, and you will still be protected from pregnancy. All you have to do is finish all the pills in the pack, each month. Also, you do not have to take the placebo pills because there aren't any hormones in them. You must however, not get off track starting your birth control, you must start your new pack of pills the same way you began taking the birth control.


I just started birth control Do you have to take birth control for a full month before it prevents pregnancy?

usually if you take the birth control for a week straight without missing any you will be protected. even if you use birth control it isn't 100% effective, so you should use condoms to be safe.

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