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how soon are birth control pills effective

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: U should use backup for the 1st month.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Waiting: I hope no one is telling you he is taking the male birth control pills. We are still waiting for one to become available.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: They are effective and it is important not to miss any. Take as directed.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
BCs: I tell my patients to use a full cycle of BC,s before using them as the only contraceptive so it is possible for you to still get pregnant
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Any birth control: Pill taken correctly should be effective.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
BCP: Birth control pills if they are used as prescribed are 99% effective with perfect use and 92% effective with typical use.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
95-99%: Depending on the pill type, most oral contraceptives are effective in the high 90's percentages. However, it also depends on compliance by the user - ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
7 days: Most doctors recommend 7 days of birth control pills before having unprotected intercourse. Even with pills, there is still a 4-6% chance of pregnancy ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: They're effective.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same as other pills: All birth control pills are more than 95% effective with typical use, But consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant o ... Read More

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