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Can you tell me exactly when is it safe to have unprotected sex on birth control?

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Dr. Andrea Moore
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
1 week: A point of emphasis should be made. If you are not in a monogamous relationship, or even if you are, you should always use condoms to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Birth control prevents pregnancy, but will not protect you against stds. If you are taking birth control correctly, the recommendation is to use backup protection (condoms) for at least one week after the start of birth control.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013

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