How soon after starting desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control can I have unprotected sex?

Sex/start of BCP's. Everyone is biologically different, but most experts recommend that you use a back up method of contraception the first month after starting any bcp.
Unprotected sex. How soon after starting Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control can I have unprotected sex? Everyone is biologically different, but the safe suggestion is to use a back method of contraception the first month when starting bcp's. I admit that it is somewhat inconvenient, and maybe unnecessary for most women, but it will prevent an unwanted pregnancy.

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How long after taking desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) is it okay to have unprotected sex?

Depends on start. Combination pills you may start the combination pill at any time. If you start within five days after the start of your period, you are protected against pregnancy right away. You will not need to use a backup method of birth control. You should also employ safe sex practices (use condoms). Read more...

Will desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control pills help with pcos? Or what might help?

Help periods only. Ocp's make periods regular, but don't treat the Insulin resistance that causes pcos> metformin will treat Insulin resistance, and can regulate menses and even restore fertility in many women. Diet, exercise and weight loss is also essential. Other rx is available if needed for other problems. Read more...
May help. Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) will help regulate your menstrual periods with pcos. It may also decrease the androgens (male hormones) some women have, and thereby sometimes lessen excess hair growth. The Insulin resistance with pcos will need metformin, exercise, and weight control. Read more...
Any OCP. Because women with pcos do not ovulate regularly, they do not have regular cycles. Ocp's can restore predictability to the cycle by suppressing the ovaries and regulating the cycle. Read more...

How long does it take desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control to start working?

After one month. After one month of continuous use unless you started the Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) on days 1 through 3 of your menses. Under that condition it usually works the first month. To be safe, use a"backup" barrier method of contraception during the first month of any pill use. Read more...

Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control--is it good?

Not my 1st choice. I do not like that pill, and it has 30mcg of estrogen and it is 21 days. There are many pills that have less estrogen which is better- less chance for estrogen related side effects. My number one pill i prescribe is loloestin, it only has 10 mcg estrogen which is safer and it has 24 active pills and then 2 estrogen pills so only 2 placebo pills , so you get lighter periods and less chance of a cys. Read more...

Is desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control effective?

If taken properly. But i never write for that one, i put my pts on lower dose pills which are safer and less cahnce wt gain , bloating, blood clots , I use 10-25 mcg estrogen in teh pills i write. Read more...