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When is it the best time to start taking my birth control pills?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Sunday start

Many pills are set up for you to start on sunday.
You should then start your first sunday pill on the sunday immediately following the onset of your period. If you start on day 5, then use the labels that come with the pill pack to remind you every month which day to start. Always use 'back-up' protection (condoms and spermicide) for the first month! ck with your hrealthcare provider for specifics.

In brief: Sunday start

Many pills are set up for you to start on sunday.
You should then start your first sunday pill on the sunday immediately following the onset of your period. If you start on day 5, then use the labels that come with the pill pack to remind you every month which day to start. Always use 'back-up' protection (condoms and spermicide) for the first month! ck with your hrealthcare provider for specifics.
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