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I went to the GYN. one week ago. She decided to put me on BC...she said to start taking it the SUNDAY AFTER my period STARTS. I am expecting my period sometime this week. However, I had sex this morning and the condom broke. I would like to go to the clinic first thing tomorrow morning to get emergency contraceptives, but I'm not sure if thats a good idea since I was planning on starting birth control within a week or so (depending on my period). Is it ok to go get the EC AND still start birth control when I get my period sometime this week? THANKS

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The EC will most likely throw off your cycle. So you may not have your period when you expect it. I'd suggest calling your gyn's office first thing in the morning and asking someone there about this question so that you can get a 100% for sure answer. (we're not doctors, nor do we know your medical history) The EC is definately the thing to do, but your doctor can tell you whether or not it's ok to start the pill after this period or whether you need to wait another full cycle.

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