It depends! The chances are very low but pregnancy is still a possibility. Birth control pills prevent a person from ovulating (releasing an egg) and sometimes missing one dose could cause an egg to be released. Erect penises can produce pre-cum, which is a fluid that cleans out the urethra and may flush out sperm. If pre-cum with sperm gets into your vagina and an egg has been released, then it’s possible for the egg to be fertilized and cause a pregnancy.

There is emergency contraception (like Plan B or the copper IUD) that you can get if you’ve missed a dose of birth control. Call us ASAP to speak with our nurse and arrange for payment and pick-up with reception. It’s most effective the sooner you take it so if we aren’t open, you can try a pharmacy.

If you miss your next period, we recommend calling us about taking a pregnancy test. Period tracking apps (like Clue or Flo) can be helpful for monitoring your cycle and can even give you daily reminders to take birth control!