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A 30-year-old female asked:

I know with oral contraceptive yiu nerd to wait 5 says before having intercourse. does the same apply to injections?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: Contraception pills or injections work by preventing egg release & less friendly for a pregnancy. As you first begin either it takes time for your body to adjust to the influence of the external hormones & you wait (some suggest another BC for a month) . If you have been on either the pill or injections & are just starting a new pack/injection, there is no reason to wait, the process overlaps.
Last updated May 10, 2018

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