A 2007 (http://ns.umich.edu/new/releases/1827-27-percent-of-women-who-missed-two-pills-in-a-row-risked-pregnancy) study suggests the trick is to remember to take the pill, or use backup contraception
for seven days if you forget.
(4) The lowest reported pregnancy rates with perfect and typical use of L-IUS are comparable, and there is no need for backup contraception
In contrast, the contraceptive couple expects to not have a child and more often than not, if an "accident" does occur, backup contraception
otherwise known as abortion is employed.
Patients must be instructed that if the ring slips out or is left out for more than 3 hours, backup contraception
must be used for a week.
(1) For the patient described in my article, who was able to demonstrate excellent compliance with pill-taking and was willing to use barriers for prevention of sexually transmitted infection and backup contraception
, progestin-only pills were thought to be her safest option.