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Pregnancy/birth control question

so about 2 weeks ago, my s/o and i had sex. i have been on the pill for about 2 years now, but lately i have been taking it at odd times. i try to take it about 10 pm, but usually end up taking it between 10pm and midnight. is this irregularity enough to make the birth control less effective? we never use condoms, and he usually pulls out, so its not usually an issue. but when we had sex that time, he had had a few drinks and couldnt pull out in time. so, what do you think my chances of getting pregnant are?
and please no comments about how we should be using condoms and such...

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:23 AM on Jul. 28, 2010 in Pregnancy

Answers (2)
  • I don't think you have anything to worry about. 2 hours isn't going to make the birth control less effective. As long as you're taking it everyday you shouldn't have a problem. They recommend you take it at the same time everyday so you remember easier. If you're missing days then you should worry, but otherwise, not a big deal...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 12:33 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • It depends on the type of birth control pill. A two hour variance will only very slightly decrease the effectiveness of a combination pill (one that has estrogen AND progesterone in it). Unless it's one of the super low dose options, then it might lower it more significantly. But a two hour variance IS enough to seriously impair the effectiveness of the mini pill (one that has only progesterone in it).

    I'd say if it was a normal combination pill then it's pretty unlikely (5% chance max). If it was the mini pill then it's probably about a 10-15% chance.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 12:47 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

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