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A 19-year-old female asked:

Early signs of pregnancy? earlier in the month, i got my period 3 days before my first packet of birth control pills ended (the white pills) and by the time i finished my period i was still on the brown pills. i had sex 2 times unprotected. the past cou

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Name of BCP?: Most birth control pills have a 4th week of placebo or sugar pills. If pills taken as directed, you should have your menses/period during that last week. Assuming that you took pills as directed, then you're still "unprotected" from sexually transmitted diseases/infections. But I'm still not clear as to whether white or brown pills are active rather than sugar. Ask your prescribing doc or pharmaci
Last updated Aug 7, 2015

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