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I started taking microgynon 12 days ago randomly in my cycle, is it safe to have sex without a condom? Xx

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Hi Kingsofleonfan,

We, and many other credible sources, advise users to give their pill one full cycle before going without any back-up to play it safe.

And, if you're planning on having sex without a condom or other barrier, make sure you and your partner are up to date on your STI testing.

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Your pill directions should make clear that when you do NOT start the pill on day one of a period or as a Sunday start, you will need to use a backup for one full cycle first before you can rely on its full effectiveness.

As well, the pill does not offer any protection again STIs, only condoms can do that. So, if you and your partner have not been exclusive for at least six months and have not each recently had a full STI testing panel with negative results, know your STI risks may be high if you ditch condoms before doing those things.

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