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Can I take birth control on my second day of my period when I didn't take it on my first day?Its my 1st time using birth control.

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: 2nd DAY OCP start OK

If you start 'the pill' on the first day of your period and it offers the best protection against pregnancy throughout the first month .
If you start on the 2nd day or later some doctors would recommend a 'back up' method for birth control 'just in case'. You can also start a pill pack on a sunday and 'not have a period on a future weekend! ' --so you have options.

In brief: 2nd DAY OCP start OK

If you start 'the pill' on the first day of your period and it offers the best protection against pregnancy throughout the first month .
If you start on the 2nd day or later some doctors would recommend a 'back up' method for birth control 'just in case'. You can also start a pill pack on a sunday and 'not have a period on a future weekend! ' --so you have options.
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