Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
I’m 22 and have been taking Yaz pills for hormone/period regulation and also birth control, may I ask whether there’s a chance to get pregnant if I did not miss a pill for 8 days, has unprotected sex on the 8th day, and then missed my pill on the 9th and 10th, and only remembered on the 11th day to take my pill (I took one in the afternoon when I remembered and then one at night as per normal), and then continued as per usual
Question is whether the two nights and a half of missed pill would cause me to ovulate and the remaining sperm that are still alive to fertilize the ovum
Would like to hear from you soon, sorry if it’s something you didn’t expect to receive
Hello and good afternoon.
Thank you for your question.
Based on your question, I understand that you are worried about your situation. I will try to help you.
Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive that was approved for sale in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006 for the prevention of pregnancy.Yaz prevents pregnancy in two ways. First, synthetic hormones in the pills prevent the ovaries from releasing eggs. Second, the hormones cause changes in the lining of the cervix and uterus that also help prevent pregnancy. Thicker cervical mucus makes it more difficult for sperm to reach the egg, and a thinner uterine lining makes it more difficult for a fertilized egg to attach.
According to the medical experts, if birth control pills are taken perfectly (100 percent of the time), the chance of pregnancy is 0.1 percent. If a dose is missed, Yaz users should take the single missed pill as soon as they remember, according to the label. Regarding your question, the chance of getting pregnant is unable to be predicted because the efficacy of medication varies according to individuals.
Therefore I highly recommend you speak to your doctor regarding your situation to provide you with the safest and best route of care to manage your condition as a whole, taking into account the various factors mentioned above and more. You can contact our doctor online for further information and treatment.
I hope this answer helps you. Thank you.