Sophie (19) writes: I started taking the birth control pill 5 months ago. this month i forgot to take one pill and took it when i remembered (about 14 hours later than usual). Me and my bf had sex a few days later and the condom broke. I was finishing that package, I had 4 pills yet to take. Can I be pregnant? I’m really worried about it. thanks!
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You should be fine. Missing one pill is usually a “minor” incident with little effect on your body’s ovulation cycle. If you ever do miss a single pill, it’s usually best to take it once you remember, even if it means doubling up on the pills the next day. Remembering 14 hours later as you did is perfectly fine.
If however you miss two pills, then you’re pushing it and your body may very well release an egg. Then it’s typically best to double up and use a condom when you have sex (while still taking your birth control pills). When you start your next pack, then you should be safe to have sex condomless again.