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how long does it take the birth control pill to work

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Quickly: If you start the pill with your period or on the sunday after your period it is highly effective the first month. Most people use a back up for the f ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Birth : Birth control pills introduce hormones to your body that your body is not regularly used to. Many women often experience nausea when they first start ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Effectiveness of BCP: It takes about 2 weeks for a bcp to be effective if you've started soon after your menses. Nevertheless, i advise my patients to use condoms the firs ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Use back up: Protection for the first month that you are taking oral contraceptives.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: If your question is about effectiveness;most recommend you overlap with a backup BC method for a month before considering it at full effect.Some women ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Colton
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control pills: Some pills are chewable and start dissolving right away. Those that are swallowed will start upon entering the stomach and take about 30-45 minutes d ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Forgot bcp" /'s: Bleeding from a missed active oral bcp will not stop on some occasions until the active pills are discontinued for 5 days or so, and a "new" pack is s ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amit Patel
21 years experience Urogynecology
7 to 10 days: 7 to 10 days, typically to stop the period. Make sure your pregnancy test is negative prior to starting the birth control pills. Lastly, if your per ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: It depends on when in your cycle you started the pills. If you started on the first day of bleeding, it's effective right away. If later in your cyc ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Variable: If youndid not see the pill you probably abstbed it.
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