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I discontinued my birth control, and missed my period (haven't had intercourse during the time span). when can I resume taking it?

By February 14, 2020 - 11:02am
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Hey! I have PCOD and take birth control. I last had intercourse around the 3rd of January,while still on the pill. I got my period around the 12th the same month. I discontinued my pill since then, and now, 14th of February,and there's still no signs of it. if my period is late, when can I resume my birth control again,at the earliest? because I've heard it can be late by a few weeks.

also, is there any chance I might be pregnant?

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Hello, shayeri.dutta

Thank you for posting!

If you have not had sex since your period, pregnancy shouldn't be a concern. A pregnancy test can ease your mind. You can resume your birth control anytime you like.

There are 2 types of birth control pills (combination pills and progestin-only pills). If you start taking combination pills within 5 days after your period starts, you’ll be protected from pregnancy right away. If you start combination pills any other time, you need to take the pill for 7 days before you’re protected from pregnancy. Use another method of birth control, like a condom, if you have sex during your first week on the pill.

If you take progestin-only pills, you’ll be protected from pregnancy after 48 hours (2 days) on the pill. If you have sex during those first 2 days, use another method of birth control.



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