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When am I protected on pill ?

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I read something in another thread and I realized I didn't understand something...and it might explain a lot.

The first month on birth control, I took the first pill on the first day of my period. When my period came the week of inactive pills, it didn't last the whole week and I took two inactive pills while I wasn't bleeding.

I started the active pills when the pink ones ran out, but I had sex that first day and the next two days after it. Am I protected during this first week of active pills every month? Or should I wait the first seven days first? Also, when my bleeding stops two days before the inactive week...does it make me more likely to get pregnant when I have sex those days and the first days on the active pills?
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replied June 23rd, 2008
as long as you are taking the pills correctly you should be protected. Some times your period doesn't last the for the whole 'inactive' row. if you are really concerned, ask your doctor and don't forget to wear condoms!!!!
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