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What should you do if you missed one birth control pill?

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If you just missed one, take it as soon as you remember. If you don't remember until the next day, go ahead and take 2 pills that day.

SOURCES: 

The National Institutes of Health. 

American Cancer Society. 

CDC. 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Newsman, T. August 2001.  Pediatrics,

University of California School of Medicine Department of Urology. 

American College of Surgeons. 

The Cleveland Clinic. 

Contraception.net.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 08, 2018

SOURCES: 

The National Institutes of Health. 

American Cancer Society. 

CDC. 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Newsman, T. August 2001.  Pediatrics,

University of California School of Medicine Department of Urology. 

American College of Surgeons. 

The Cleveland Clinic. 

Contraception.net.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 08, 2018

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