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    Missed birth control pills due to doctor's advice
    An_251248 posted:
    I have a concern. I asked my gynecologist if there was a way to skip my period so that I could go on a beach trip with my boyfriend. She told me to skip the third week of my 28 pill pack and resume taking my skipped (active) pills for the fourth week (instead of the sugar pills which were taken in the third week). Then she told me to start my new pack right after the completion of that pack. Not thinking about it, my boyfriend and I didn't use any protection (only the pull out method) the day before I started taking the fourth week (supposed to be the third week) of active pills. Once I began to take the rest of the pills in the pack that Sunday, we continued to have unprotected sex (pull out method) for the rest of the week except for the fifth day-he did not pull out. Am I at a greater risk of pregnancy having flip flopped the third and fourth week of pills? I'm not sure why my doctor would have given me this advice if that's the case, but I didn't think to question her at the time.
    How long after this unprotected sex should I take a pregnancy test?
    Thank you for your help.
    BTW I've been on birth control for 8 years, and I'm 32 years old.
    tlkittycat1968 responded:
    You did not have unprotected sex since you are on the pill. The pill protects you all month so as long as you didn't skip any pills, I'd say the chances of pregnancy are almost zero.

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