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Every birth control pamphlet I've read says that you're protected after seven days of use. Why do so many doctors say it takes longer?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: It depends

on which oral contraceptive you are using.
Some require a month of use.

In brief: It depends

on which oral contraceptive you are using.
Some require a month of use.
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