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Can I start taking birth control pills for the first time days before my period is supposed to start?

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Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

You can start the pill at any time, but i would make sure you're not pregnant by a blood test, as a urine test might not pick up an early pregnancy.
The only drawback to starting a pill before your period is that you might have to put up with two or three months of abnormal bleeding.

In brief: Yes

You can start the pill at any time, but i would make sure you're not pregnant by a blood test, as a urine test might not pick up an early pregnancy.
The only drawback to starting a pill before your period is that you might have to put up with two or three months of abnormal bleeding.
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