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So I have been on birth control for a week. I started my pills on the first day of my period. Last night me and my boyfriend had sex without a condom. He pulled out, but I'm still paranoid. I've read birth control protects against pregnancy immediatley but I'm worried.
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replied February 27th, 2007
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Very Happy hey...i have the same prob as you exactly...ive had countless people on here tell me its fine...dont worry. It ays your protected SOON AS and they cant lie! Im in the same boat and just finished my first pack yesterday and waitin for my period...dont worry x
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replied February 27th, 2007
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It does protect immediately if you start on the first day of your cycle
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replied February 27th, 2007
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thank you so much guys!!
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replied February 27th, 2007
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Oral birth control is NOT effective 100% until you have taken it for 7 days. It is always recomended to use a back up method for the first 7 days and it should say that in the insert that came with your pills. But from what it sounds like your saying you have been on then for 7 days before having sex so I wouldn't worry.
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replied February 28th, 2007
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Jaydensmommy wrote:
Oral birth control is NOT effective 100% until you have taken it for 7 days. It is always recomended to use a back up method for the first 7 days and it should say that in the insert that came with your pills. But from what it sounds like your saying you have been on then for 7 days before having sex so I wouldn't worry.


Yes, it is, if you take it from the first day of your period; that's why the doctors and the packets tell you it is. They wouldn't lie.

However, if you start during any other time in the month then yes, you have to wait 7 days.
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replied February 28th, 2007
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Hey! I just want to say that if you are that worried about falling pregnant you need to better protect yourself with more than the pill. You need to start wearing condoms as well whether you use the pull out method or not!!
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