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ohitslovex3
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so i went to the gynecologist for the first time on may 29, 2008 and she put me on birth control. the instructions that come with it say your supposed to start taking it the first day of your period or the first sunday during your period, but when i went to the gynecologist, it was the day after my period had ended and she gave it to me that day and said i could start taking it because there was still a little bleeding from my period. so is that okay? and is the birth control still going to work the right way? or should i stop taking it and wait until i get a new dose next month and take it the first day of my period then?
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When your doctor prescribes something, and gives you specific directions, it's usually good to trust that. You can always ask your doctor about any questions you have, and they will answer them.

You should continue taking the pills, but here at Scarleteen we suggest that you use a secondary method of birth control (such as a condom) for the first month.

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yeah me and my boyfriend still use a condom, and i'm still taking the birth control i was just worried. but thank you.
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