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How soon after you start your first pack of birth control pills do they start working?

I started my first pack of birth control last month and after the beginning of the 3 week Hubby and I had sex and he went inside of me. Should I be fine or no?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:43 PM on Sep. 24, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Generally you need to wait a month before having unprotected sex to ensure the pill will work. You also need to take it at the same time everyday for it to be at it's most effective.

    Answer by vbruno at 5:55 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • You should be ok , If your period is late test just incase but most drs tell you to wait 4 weeks. Tll you finish the whole first pack.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • The doctor will tell you 7 days. Some people use a back-up like a condom for the first month. BC pills fail more than other methods bc people dont take them right. Make sure you are taking them at the same time every day.

    Answer by ecodani at 5:26 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

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