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Should I use another form of birth control, like you're supposed to during the first month of taking birth control pills?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

When a woman starts her first pack of pills we recommend using a back up method of birth control, such as condoms, for the first pack.
The reason is that the pregnancy prevention is not as reliable the first month. So do use a back up method this first month!

In brief: Yes

When a woman starts her first pack of pills we recommend using a back up method of birth control, such as condoms, for the first pack.
The reason is that the pregnancy prevention is not as reliable the first month. So do use a back up method this first month!
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