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Hi I am taking the alesse birth control pills and the last pill I took was on Friday before I left my house then I went on a trip on the weekend with family unexpectedly so I've missed my pills for 3 days & today is the 4th day .... What should I do? I haven't been sexually active before or even during the time I missed those couple pills
Hi, thanks for your question. If you have missed 3 of the hormone pills, you may get some spotting or bleeding as the hormone level has lowered. Depending on what part of the pill pack you missed the pills here is the recommended advice from Alesse. If you still have the paper insert that comes with your pill pack, you may find this advice written there. If you are in British Columbia... Read Full Answer
Hi, I am 15 years old and I had sex without protection 3 times within like 2 hours. My boyfriend came inside me every time and I’m not on birth control but I have the plan b pill. Will it be effective because I have taken it around 3 times...I’m worried that the chances of getting pregnant are really high. Could uuou please let me know. Thank you so much
Hi, Thanks for your question. Having unprotected sex without being on birth control can lead to pregnancy. It’s difficult to say what the exact chance of getting pregnant is, as this will be different for different people. However, the more times you have unprotected sex the higher the chance of getting pregnant. If you’re able to take Plan B that sounds like a good idea. You can take Plan B... Read Full Answer
Hi I'm curious about going on Birth control. How does it work and whats the procedure? Also, is it 100% effective and is it possible to skip my period with it?
Hi, Thanks for writing. There are lots of different options when it comes to birth control. Some methods of birth control allow you to “skip your period” and other methods allow people to keep their period as normal. No birth control method is 100% effective, but many are between 90-99% effective, which is still very effective! The process for getting birth control (no matter what kind... Read Full Answer
Can the clinic in anyway help prevent/ stop a pregnancy if i am not sure if im pregnant?
Hi It really depends on your personal situation. I would recommend calling the sex sense line on 1-800-739-7367 or 604-731-7803 and discussing your situation. All your information is confidential and they would be able to discuss your options with you. It seems like you may need a pregnancy test or some emergency contraception. Many clinics and pharmacies can provide the emergency contraceptive... Read Full Answer
I just got my birth control pills and i was told they were suppose to help me have lighter periods but my period has now gone on for 8 days and I'm not sure when it will stop. Usually my periods are only 5 days long but this time they are light but much longer than usual. is this normal?
Hi, Thanks for writing. Without knowing more about your medical history and the pills you’re taking it’s hard to give a specific answer, but I can give some general information. Changes to the menstrual cycle and/or spotting are the most common side effects of hormonal birth control pills, and can be normal. These side effects are especially common in the first few months of starting birth... Read Full Answer