A 41-year-old member asked:
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How long will you have to wait before having unprotected sex on birth control?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Excellent question!: I usually recommend using back-up (condoms, spermicide, etc) for the entire first cycle (tho the manufacturer may say sooner, don't take a chance !)...
Answered on Sep 8, 2013

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
13 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
30 days: I generally recommend using a backup method of birth control for the first month when starting a new contraception. It is important to remember that p ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience in Pediatrics
It depends: It depends on the type of birth control you are using. Check with your doctor. You will still need to use condoms for STD protection.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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1 cycle: Just to be absolutely safe, i recommend to my patients that they use another source such as condems until they have completed 1 pack. However, if you ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Safe than sorry: To be sure, i would wait a month. Remember birth control pills do not protect against sexually transmitted infections.

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