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When can I have unprotected sex after starting my birth control?

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Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Best to wait 30 days

It is not always possible to tell how quickly oral contraceptive pills will block your ovulation and reduce your risks of getting pregnant.
Some times protection will start within days; in other women, it may take weeks.To be safe, it is best to use condoms or abstain from genito-sexual intercourse during the first cycle of using these contraceptives. Better yet, ask a Gyn for a LARC(IUD/implant)

In brief: Best to wait 30 days

It is not always possible to tell how quickly oral contraceptive pills will block your ovulation and reduce your risks of getting pregnant.
Some times protection will start within days; in other women, it may take weeks.To be safe, it is best to use condoms or abstain from genito-sexual intercourse during the first cycle of using these contraceptives. Better yet, ask a Gyn for a LARC(IUD/implant)
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