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birth control pills should I wait ?

It's Monday and I started my period. I really want to start my birth control pills but I started a day too late. Is it okay to take the Sunday and Monday pills today or should I wait until this upcoming Sunday?
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replied May 31st, 2011
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Do not double up on pills. Just keep on taking them one at a time starting today. There is no magic to starting it on a Sunday.Starting on a Monday or Tuesday is just as good. If you really want to keep to a Sunday start, skip the last two inactive pill of this pack on the last Sunday and start the next pack that Sunday (so only take 5 of the inactive pills).

Remember that you may still be fertile for a week after starting, so also use condoms. Condoms are anyways a good idea if you are not in a long term relationship.
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