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When Does Birth Control Pill Become Effective
7 days: Most doctors recommend 7 days of birth control pills before having unprotected intercourse. Even with pills, there is still a 4-6% chance of pregnancy over course of a year. If miss 1 pill, take that pill immediately the next day with that days pill. If miss 2 days pills, take 3 pills and use back up method until you get your period. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
No: No interaction, no worries. Good wishes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably not: There are no scientific studies showing that this herbal supplement affects birth control. I caution against using these over the counter supplements that are not well regulated and have varying degrees of quality control. Also Citicholine has limited studies showing that it actually works. ...Read more
No method is 100%: No birth control method is 100%.Are you using birth control pills?If so, even with perfect use (no missed or late pills), the failure rate is 0.3% (less than 1 couple/100 will get pregnant in the first year of use) or 9%-9/100 will get pregnant with typical use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does isotretinoin interfere with birth control pills (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Is another contraception method recommended while on it?
It depends: It depends on whether you can be sure you're not pregnant--no sex in the last month, consistent birth control. If no risk of pregnancy, you can do a "quick start" and start anytime. Many doctors advise starting on the first day of a period. Use back up birth control for 7 days if you start anytime other than day 1 of your period. ...Read more
Very: If you take birth control pills and don't accidentally skip any pills, they are 99% effective. Occasionally other medicines you may take can interfere with the birth control pills so you should let your doctor know about any other medicines you are taking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A month: Use backup protection until you have been on your oral contraceptives for a month. ...Read more
Different options: Some pills have a sunday start and you just start them the first sunday after your period starts. Others have stickers so you can start on any day. With these you can either start the first day of your period or the first day you get your prescription. Talk to your doctor about the differences in time until you're protected and side effects with the different options. ...Read more
Yes they are : Yes these are effective if you take at the start or during your periods as it suppresses the ovulation which happens at about mid period , they also lakes vaginal mucus thick so that sperm can not travel to uterus and harder for the fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing issue: If you read the literature put out by pill makers some suggest it is in force by the second week. That may be true for some, but the stakes are high when you are relying on it. Most OBGYNs would have you use a backup plan until you have been on it for at least a month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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