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A 46-year-old member asked:

How effective is ortho-novum 7/7/7 in the first month of having unprotected sex / sex without condoms?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Depends on start: Combination pills you may start the combination pill at any time. If you start within five days after the start of your period, you are protected against pregnancy right away. You will not need to use a backup method of birth control. You should also employ safe sex practices (use condoms).
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