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First time to take Althea Pills

It's my first time to use contraceptive pill.When can I have safe intercourse if I take my Althea pill on the first day of my period?
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replied December 10th, 2012
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Since most of the hormonal contraceptive pills start giving you effective protection after about 2-3 weeks of regular use, if you become sexually active without protection during this time, then chances of pregnancy are possible, hence you are recommended to use back-up protection if having intercourse during the first 2-3 weeks after getting started with the birth control pill use. Continue to take the pills at scheduled time daily. Avoid missing active pill intake. Follow missed-pill-protocol if you miss taking active pill. For further clarification and assistance, read the instruction leaflet carefully, or discuss with your treating doctor/gynecologist.
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