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Monika Hearne, M.D., Board Certified OB/GYN
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I am taking Lo Fe24 birth control for the past week or so,

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I am taking Lo Fe24 birth control for the past week or so, I have not been taking my birth control pills at the same time every day. Am I still protected?

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

Hello, I would be happy to assist you.

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

You just started taking birth control pills last week or did you start a new pack last week?

Customer:

I have been on the pill for years

Customer:

I usually take them the same time everyday

Customer:

for the past two weeks I have taken them everyday at different times

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

What's the longest span of time you'd be late?\

Customer:

I usually take them at 4:30pm, one day I took it at 11pm

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

You are still protected from pregnancy. Only non-estrogen containing pills have to be taken within 2 hours of the same time. With your pill, you really shouldn't get pregnant unless you skip the day entirely. If it seems more convenient to take it before bed, you may certainly move your time to later.

Customer:

Thank you

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

You're so welcome.

Monika Hearne, M.D. :

I wish you the best. If you have no further questions, please rate my answer. Thank you.

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