Is it true that you should still use a condom the first month that you start on birth control pills?
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.
10 days. 10 days is generally considered adequate.
I just finished my 1st pack of birth control pills and will start 2nd pack soon. Are condoms still needed during the first 7 days for pills to work?
Not necessarily. Condoms are advised to use when you first start any birth control method for back up contraception since it takes 7 days for any contraceptive to effectively work. Thereafter condom use is encouraged for prevention of STD transmission. Once you are continuing your birth control using a condom is your personal choice.
STD prevention. If you are not in a mutually monogamous relationship then condoms are needed to minimize STD transmission.
I got what seems to be my period today but I still have two more days on my active birth control pills. Is this normal? I had sex over a month ago without a condom but I was on the pill and I am consistent with taking it.
This. This can occur, and is nothing to worry about. In a situation such as this, continue taking the active pills as normal regardless if your period has started or not. There is a very low chance that the bleeding means you are/were pregnant. If you want to be 100% sure you can always take an early prediction pregnancy test. Continue with your pills as usual. If you continue to have irregular bleeding on your pills, you may need a different hormone formulation; your doctor will be able to evaluate your cycle history and prescribe a pill that will be better for you. Good luck.
I got what seems to be my period today but I still have two more active birth control pills to take. Is that normal? I had sex over a month ago without a condom but I was on the pill and am always consistent with the pill.
That. That can happen if your hormones are out of balance. Restart your pills at the same time. If you are worried then please take a pregnancy test, especially if the bleeding is lighter than normal. Since you are consistent with the pill you probably don't have anything to worry about. If you have any unusual discharge also please be seen.
I got what seems to be my period today but I still have two more active birth control pills to take. Is this normal? I had sex over a month ago without a condom but I was on the pill and I am consistent with taking the pill.
This. This is normal and could have occurred because the pils you are taking are not the right combination of hormones for you. Please take the 2 active pills at the scheduled time. If you do not get a period when you are supposed to next cycle then you can take a pregnancy test. Try not to worry. If the pill is taken correctly then it is over 99% effective. If this abnormal bleeding pattern persists please see your doctor for a possible change in your birth control pill.
Can birth control pills bring breast tenderness? + been taking everyday at exact time, my first month taking it. Can I have sex without condom?
Yes and no. Can cause breast tenderness. Would wait until menses regular on pills.
I'm scared of using birth control pills but I've been told condoms are a lot less effective. Is this true?
Yes yes. Birth control pills are more effective but if you have regular cycles and know about when you ovulate you can avoid that time and due a condom other times and be fairly safe. Pregnancy can occur with any method but birth control pills are the easiest for most people.
Yes. Condoms are less effective.
Do I need to use condoms if I switched birth control pills? I took first active pill of new brand 24 hours after last active pill of old brand
Birth Control. Nope.
Yes. In fact it is recommended that women use a back up method of birth control when starting their first pack of birth control pills. Condoms work very well for this. Generally after being on the pill for 2 weeks backup is no longer needed.
I am about half way through the first pack of birth control pills, I had sex with no condom And he isn't sure if he came should I take Plan B in case?
Yes. There is a possibility that you could get pregnant halfway through the first pack of bcp with no condom use. If you dont want to be pregnant, then you should consider plan B asap. In these times, it is not a good idea to have sex without a condom, unless you and your partner are in a committed relationship and have both been adequately tested for stds.
Uncertain. It depends on which type of oral contraceptive you are using. Your pharmacist can help you to find out when yours began providing effective coverage against pregnancy. Base on this info - you can determine whether on not an emergency contraceptive is indicated.