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I'm switching my birth control from seasonique to ortho cyclen. is it necessary to wait before having unprotected sex?

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Dr. Rajiv Gala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
OCP switch: No. In general, if you are switching from one pill to another (without missing any days), you should still maintain the same contraceptive efficacy. You may notice that your bleeding pattern changes (because of different hormones) but that, too, should settle out after a couple of months.

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Last updated Jul 31, 2013

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