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Madison, MS
A 18-year-old female asked:

If i have been on the pill for 2 full months and i just started a new pack, am i fully protected if i have sex? i am on trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol).

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Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Yes: You are probably protected from day 1 if you started your pills after a period. However, i like the way you think. I tell my patients to use condoms until they finish their first pack of pills. But remember, the pill does not protect against stds, and if you haven't done so yet, get the Gardasil injections to protect against hpv.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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