A 21-year-old female asked:
can i start the birth control pills 1 week before my period? how long i need to wait til it works ? (have been on pills for 2 years, atm is on break)
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 57 years experience
No wait for your per: Birth control pills come in a pack of usually 28 pills.The pack has to be started after you start with your periods and you take one pill daily at the same time.21 pills have active hormones to suppress the ovulation, and last 7 pills are inactive pills without any hormones.And you get your periods every 28 days and start the new pack on 29thday and the cycle gets repeated every month.
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Last updated Apr 18, 2014
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