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A 30-year-old female asked:

After giving birth i took a depo injection for the first time a 4 months one ,but it doesnt treat me well so i want to switch back to contraceptive pills. im due for another shot on the 5th nov, when can i start taking the contraceptive pills ?

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Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
You may start now: If you and your gynecologist think you are still eligible for taking oral contraceptive pills, you may restart taking them any day or as soon as you get them. A consultation/discussion about other methods like the Long-Acting-Reversible-Contracceptives (LARCs: an intrauterine device (IUD) or a subdermal implant) which are much more effective then the pills may also be quite valuable to you.

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Last updated Oct 26, 2019

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