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I missed my final week of birth control

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  • I missed my final week of birth control

    I take Microgestin and I thought I was done with the active pills and turns out I wasn't so I missed the whole final week. I realized this when I was about to throw out my old pack and saw that it had a whole week of active pills left! I was about to start a new pack tonight (Thursday) but now I realize that I'm technically suppose to be on the sugar pills. Because I missed the pills, I got my period last Friday through Monday. I had unprotected sex yesterday (Wednesday) morning. So here are my questions:

    -Was I fertile when I had sex? (This was the day that I was suppose to take my last active pill)
    -When should I start my new pack of pills?

  • I'd vouch that you are sterile if you had your last day of period last Monday. Wednesday through Friday, on the rhythm method, you should be sterile. I think you can start your new pack now.

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    • P.S.

      If in doubt, call your doctor or your local pharmacist so that you won't have any second guesses.

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      • hey, thanks caterpillar79. i really hope that you are right and i was sterile at the time. as for starting a new pack, i haven't been able to get in touch my doctor so i think i'm just going to wait until my next period to start a new pack. condoms will have to do for now.

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