A 30-year-old female asked:
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Can I have unprotected sex then start my birth control pills the next day ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
I wouldn't: It is best to have a OCP in service for a month or more before you begin to rely on it. Use of another form of BC is necessary. The OCP generally works by fooling your body into thinking you are already pregnant, and not ovulating. It does not suddenly make all intercourse worry free the date you start it.
Answered on Jan 19, 2015
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Basics=yes: The pill when taken as prescribed will prevent egg release during every cycle.No egg=no pregnancy. Missing pills may allow egg release.
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