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start new package on my period Monday or wait until Sunday?

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Hi, I used to take birth controls but stopped a couple months ago and I would like to know when I can start my new pack. I just came on my period today and would like to know if I start the new package today which is Monday or do I wait until Sunday. Thank you.

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replied July 10th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A36926
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You can re-start taking your birth control pills today if you have started periods. However, since you were off your birth control pills, you should consider taking pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy chances before getting started with birth control. You will be a Monday starter instead of Sunday starter. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. Avoid unprotected sexual contact within 2-3 weeks of getting started on hormonal contraceptive (as effective protection would start after 2-3 weeks due to long gap between your last pill pack and current pill pack). Be regular with birth control use as instructed.
Take care.

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