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Yes, your girlfriend is protected even during those seven "no pill" days. For a detailed description of how different kinds of birth control pills work, see this site:
That said, the pill does NOT protect against sexually transmitted diseases and a back-up plan is always a good idea. Here at Scarleteen we strongly recommend using condoms and lube every time you have sex, as well as other safer sex tools. Check out this article:
Safe, Sound, and Sexy
[This message has been edited by Lady Moonlight (edited 02-02-2002).]