By Anonymous - Denmark - Randers
  Today, my 18-year-old boyfriend freaked out and kept asking me if I was sure I wouldn't get pregnant, because I forgot to take my birth control pill last night. We didn't actually have sex; he apparently thought me simply missing the pill would magically get me pregnant. The hell? FML
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  Merylwen  |  24

The boyfriend is sort of right. She can get pregnant if they had sex in the past week (unlikely but possible). They should probably also avoid having sex before her next period.

  AtherSheep  |  15

Well, you can have sex at any point point. Doesn't have to matter if it's before or after the period, it's when the woman is ovulating. Then you have to be wait.

  nonsensical  |  26

Now I really want some llama leggings...

  vampemu  |  16

The leaflet will tell you what to do if you miss pills. One is normally fine, plural in a month and you should use other protection. It's a continual effect, doesn't magically stop working if you miss a day. You also don't take it 7 days a month which, again, fine.

  kindasortayeah  |  23

Pregnancy can take place a day before to two days after ovulation. Sperm can survive for 24-48 hours after ejaculation. Therefore, you could have had sex a few days ago, missed a pill, and have a possibility of becoming pregnant. It isn't very likely, but still possible.

  Steffi  |  26

Sperm can live for up to five days in a woman's body, & while missing just one pill doesn't increase your chances of getting pregnant by a lot, it does increase it by a tiny bit

  little_one  |  20

Some types of birth control pills need to be taken everyday at the same time or else you are very likely to get pregnant. My birth control isn't as bad as long as you take everyday your good, but I've missed several days before and never got pregnant. Maybe my husband and I are infertile, one can only dream ^_^

  Lucyisin  |  8

Actually not true, it also depends on the hormones used in the pill she is taking and how strong it is. There are some out there that you litterally have to take them at the exact same time everyday or you could be at an increased risk. And I believe sperm can live in the body up to five days. So he is not that crazy to be concerned, especially if kids are not something he wants wants. However if he is that concerned he should probably be using his own protection as well.