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a first time user with the patch

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Hi..I had my baby 7wks ago today. I am a first time user with the patch, and my doctor told me to wait
Until my first period, my period started oct 5, and i forgot to put the patch on friday so I put it on sunday oct 7.7Is that a problem? By when will i have my second period around the same day it first started? Also is it ok to have sex in the first week wearing it?. I will be afraid if I get pregnant again..yes my partner and i had sex already..Because my period just lasted 3 days, it stopped when I put on the patch.Please help me.

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replied October 12th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A39501
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You can be at risk for pregnancy if you had been sexually active without additional protection during first 2-3 weeks of getting started on hormonal birth control. Starting with the hormonal patch 1 or 2 days late should not be a problem and if you are regular with its use and have avoided sexual contact during the first 2-3 weeks of getting started on it. Wait and watch for your withdrawal bleeding/periods after using the patch as instructed. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance if you miss your periods, or if periods are abnormal, or if you develop any other new symptoms.
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