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Switched from loestrin 2 orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate).started ortho same day i'd have started next pack of loestrin.how many days should additional protection be used?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
First month: Although the risk is low, using a secondary method of birth control for the first month is safest to prevent a pill failure.

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