A member asked:

My period started on sat. february 25 and ended 4 days later on wed. march 4th. my first pack of combination birth control pills arrived the next day thurs. march 5th and i started taking them that same day. am i protected from pregnancy?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Given the sequence described, waiting until your normal menstruation ended does not prevent ovulation 100% , so while unlikely, pregnancy is still possible. If there is no withdrawal bleeding during the placebo week, obtain a serum HCG test to be certain about pregnancy.

Answered 3/8/2023



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