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i started period early took pills on schedule. am i protected?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you are taking a pill each day, you are protected. The failure rate with the pill, even when taken properly, is about 3%.
Answered on Sep 12, 2013

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