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Week 1

Week 2 or 3

Backup contraception

Emergency contraception

Miss 1 or more pills

Take “1” immediately

Continue with pack


For next 7 days

If unprotected sex in past 5 days

Miss 1 or 2 pills


Take “1” pill immediately

Continue with pack

Skip placebo pills and start new pack in placebo week



Miss 3 or more pills


As above

For next 7 days

For unprotected sex until 7 pills have been taken