Forgot To Take Birth Control Pills One Day And Have Sex, Can You Get Pregnant?

Hello. I am currently undergoing a birth control program. On the 28th I got in touch with my husband the next day I forgot to take his birth control pills. Incidentally according to the date of mens day it is the day of my ovulation. Then today I take 1 birth control pill. Is that okay? and Will it most likely occur in pregnancy?

1 Answer:

Hello Rima Ramadanti,


Birth control pills are hormonal contraceptive methods in the form of pills that are consumed every day. Birth control pills are available in 2 types of preparations namely:

Combination birth control pills (estradiol / estrogen and progestin / progesterone)
Progestin-only birth control pills

Birth control pills work to prevent pregnancy by inhibiting the release of eggs from the ovaries (ovulation), thickening the cervical mucus, as well as modifying the inner wall of the uterus so that fertilization results are difficult to stick. Combination birth control pills have a success rate of up to 99% if taken in the right way. However, its effectiveness can decrease by more than half if it is not consumed properly (perforated dose)


Birth control pills should be taken at the same time every day to prevent missed doses. For this type of combination pill, if you forget to take 1 pill that contains hormones, if <12 hours immediately take the pill, then continue taking the day's dose dose at the appropriate hour. If you forget to drink> 24 hours, you can take the missed day's dose pill, even though the effects are almost gone and continue with the pill dose for that day. In case you have forgotten to take the pill> = 3 days, you should use other protections such as condoms and consult a doctor to start a new contraceptive. If you have just taken birth control pills for the first time when the menstrual cycle is complete, the protective effect of birth control pills will only be around> 7 days after taking the pill. In that case, of course, if you miss the birth control pill, the risk of pregnancy is greater.


If you are taking progestin only birth control pills, then if you take a dose of pills> 3 hours, you must use a condom or not have sex for the next 2 days to avoid pregnancy. Immediately consume the dose of the drug you forgot to drink and keep on taking the drug that is scheduled to take that day (take 2 pills a day).


The risk of pregnancy from forgetting to take a combination of 1 day birth control pills is indeed quite low. If your period is regular during birth control pills and suddenly your period is late, you should check for pregnancy using a test pack before continuing with the next blister birth control pill. Consult further with an obstetrician about a contraceptive method that is right for you. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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