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A 22-year-old female asked:

I barely started taking birth control pills yesterday. is it safe to have unprotected sex right away?

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: You need to use a back up form of birth control during the first cycle of pills to be completely safe.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

How soon can I start having unprotected sex after I start taking birth control pills today?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
One week: If you are starting the pills with your menstrual cycle as instructed, you are safe after a week, granted you are taking them faithfully everyday.

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Last updated Oct 7, 2014

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