A 38-year-old member asked:
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when after starting birth control is it safe to have unprotected sex?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Never: It is never safe to have unprotected sex unless you are in a monogamous relationship. Birth control does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases!
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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