What to do if you miss a birth control pill

There is evidence that ovulation may occur if birth control pills are missed for as little as 12 hours. Therefore, it is advisable to use a backup method such as condoms if a pill is missed for more than 12 hours and to consider emergency contraception.

Island Sexual Health Society recommends the following guidelines for clients who have missed pill(s). This guide does NOT apply to progestin only pills (Micronor/Movisse) or missed LOLO pills.

There are two different sets of instructions based on whether this is the only episode of missed pills in your current package or if there has been more than one episode of missed pills in your current package. Please ensure you are following the correct set of instructions. Feel free to print this Missed Pills Guide

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