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Just Started Bc And Want to Have Sex

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I just started ortotricyclen lo on sunday after my period and it says I must use a back up contraceptive during the first 7 days but my bf whom I havent seen in a while since we're doing the whole long distance thing is coming to see me friday and I am really tempted to just take a chance that day which would be my sixth day on the pill. Is the risk of pregnancy gonna be high? What should I do, even tho I kno the responsible thing to do would be a backup?
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replied October 27th, 2005
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I wouldn't risk it, because you just never know. The safest thing would be to use a condom, but if you decide not to, I highly recommend some kind of back-up method. You can use a spermicide or even the withdrawal method, which isn't a reliable method of birth control but is better than nothing. The pill instructions clearly state that you must use back-up for the first seven days, so you should assume the pill is not yet effective. I really urge you to use a condom, but just make sure you use something. I know it can be a pain, but it's not worth the risk.
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