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how effective is lo loestrin fe in preventing pregnancy

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
OCP protection: You should use two methods of birth control for the first cycle of you ocp's. No test driving without protection!
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Variable: The onset of pregnancy protection from any birth control pill has traditionally been after one cycle (pack) has been completed. Most doctors recommend ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Loestrin24 FE: Over a one year period if the loestrin24 fe is taken correctly (no missed pills) the pregnancy rate is about 1%. The pregnancy rate can increase to 5% ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Possible pregnancy: Not likely. The chance would be no greater than having unprotected sex while on birth control. You should consider seeing your doctor to be checked ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
11:30PM then 12:30AM: If by an hour apart, you mean taking birth control pill at 11:30PM then an hour later at 12:30AM, it's not recommended. If you mean 8AM one day then 9 ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low risk: Your risk of pregnancy is very very low. (Its never zero if you are having intercourse).
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should be OK: After 2 weeks of regular pill intake you should have 99% protection from pregnancy.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Don't worry: It takes your body a while to adjust to the hormonal changes. You may not have a regular period for the first 3 months on the pill.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
41 years experience Gynecology
Hang in there: Presuming you started your pack within the first five days of your menstrual period, you should be protected against pregnancy regardless of how you b ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Slight chance: Over all birth control has 1% chance of failure per year
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yolanda Wade
26 years experience Family Medicine
Careful: Not clear what is meant by "finished her 1st pack". Birth control pills are most effective with continuing use around the same time every day, not ju ... Read More

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