What Are The Chances Of Pregnancy After Missing Two Birth Control Pills?
It’s true that missing even one dose of birth control pills can increase your risk of pregnancy, but what about missing two doses? If you’ve slipped up and missed two doses of your birth control pills, you’re probably wondering where this leaves you in terms of pregnancy risk. Let’s break down what you need to know.
When To Take Emergency Contraception
If you’ve had unprotected sex or missed two or more doses of your birth control pills, it’s wise to take [emergency contraception](https://mountsinai.org/health-library/medications/f/formulary-emergency-contraception) (sometimes known as the “morning-after pill” or “Plan B”). This is a highly effective form of contraception that reduces your risk for pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.
Chances Of Pregnancy After Missing Two Pills
Your chances of getting pregnant after missing two pills depend on which ones you missed. According to Planned Parenthood, if you miss two pills out of the first twenty-one active pills in your cycle, your risk of pregnancy is “9 out of 100”. If you miss two pills out of the seven inactive (placebo) pills, your risk of pregnancy is higher – about “24 out of 100”.
Overall, it’s clear that missing two birth control pills can significantly increase your risk of pregnancy. The best thing you can do if you’ve missed two (or even one) is to take emergency contraception as soon as possible. It’s also wise to use a backup method of contraception for the next seven days.
* Emergency contraception is a highly effective form of contraception.
* The risk of pregnancy after missing two pills depends on which pills were missed.
* If you’ve missed two birth control pills, you should take emergency contraception and use a backup method for the next seven days.
What are the Chances of Pregnancy if You Miss Two Birth Control Pills?
Birth Control pills are a kind of contraception that helps to prevent pregnancies. When taken correctly, it is considered to be around 99% effective in preventing pregnancies. The effectiveness of the pill is mostly based on how often you forget to take it, whether you take the pill on time, and other factors such as taking the pill with other medications.
How does the Pill Work?
The Pill is composed of different hormones that are released in to the body every day. These hormones prevent a woman from ovulating, meaning that an egg is not released during her monthly cycle. When an egg is released, it is available to be fertilized and eventually become a baby, but the Pill prevents this from happening.
It is very important to take your Pill correctly in order to be as effective as possible. If you miss two dosages of your birth control pill, you might have a higher risk of becoming pregnant. If you have forgotten two days-worth of pills, it is best to take two pills a day at the same time until you’ve gone through the entire tablet again.
What are the Risks of Pregnancy?
If you miss two doses of your birth control pill, your risk of becoming pregnant is higher than when you take the pill correctly. There is no way to determine how high your risk is, as it can vary depending on how long you’ve been taking the Pill and other factors. The longer you’ve been using the Pill, the lower your risk of pregnancy when you miss your two doses.
What Should I Do if I Know I’ve Missed Two Pills?
If you know that you have missed two doses of your birth control pill, it is important to take the two missed doses as soon as possible and then to continue taking your pill as normal. You will also need to use an extra form of contraception, such as condoms, for the next 7 days. If you are unsure about whether or not you have taken two doses, it is important to talk to your doctor or healthcare provider to make sure you are taking the Pill correctly.
The Bottom Line
Although it is important to take your birth control pill correctly in order to reduce the risk of pregnancy, it is still possible to become pregnant if you forget to take your Pill. If you miss two doses of your birth control pill, it is important to take the two missed doses and use an extra form of contraception, such as condoms, for the next 7 days. If you have any questions or concerns, it is important to speak with a healthcare provider.
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