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Is it true that you should still use a condom the first month that you start on birth control pills?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not if start 1st day

If you choose to start your pills on the sunday following the start of you period, then it's a good idea to use back up, like condoms for 1st week.
However if you choose to start your pills on the 1st day of bleeding of your period, then you are protected during your 1st cycle. Btw only 5% of women who use the pill get pregnant.

In brief: Not if start 1st day

If you choose to start your pills on the sunday following the start of you period, then it's a good idea to use back up, like condoms for 1st week.
However if you choose to start your pills on the 1st day of bleeding of your period, then you are protected during your 1st cycle. Btw only 5% of women who use the pill get pregnant.
Dr. Scott Kramer
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 10 days

10 days is generally considered adequate.

In brief: 10 days

10 days is generally considered adequate.
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