A member asked:

If you start birth control pills on the first day of your period, are you protected from pregnancy by the 5th day of taking it? had unprotected sex (condom fell off, but he didnt not ejaculate inside of me) but i just started birth control on 9/2?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Some pill makers say you're covered after a week, many OBGYNs suggest a backup for a month while your body gets accustomed to the pill. The pull out method is worthless for BC as sperm are in semen always leaking during sex. Prevention of egg release is the main goal of the pill, it seldom releases near menses in women with regular cycles.

Answered 3/19/2023

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