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I have been taking birth control pills the same time everyday am I protected right after I take my first pill after break week, or should I take plan B?

As long as you start your next pack of birth control pills on time, you’ll still be protected from pregnancy. The pill keeps preventing pregnancy during the week you get your period (the “break week” as you called it, also sometimes called the placebo pill week). So if you’ve been taking your pill correctly, there’s no need to use emergency contraception like Plan B.

Tags: the pill, placebo pills