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brown_eyed_girl
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Is it OK to have unprotected sex on the last day of placebo pills of the first month of taking BC pills? Am I protected against pregnancy now, or do I have to wait till I start my 2nd pack?

I am aware of STI risks with no condom, but both of us are STI-free and in a monogamous relationship, so it's not an issue.


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dailicious
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We do usually recomend to wait one full cycle before counting yourself protected by the pill, but give or take a day, you'd probably be okay.
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brown_eyed_girl
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Are you sure? Where does the 1 month estimate come from? But also... isn't this my least fertile time (the end of my period)?
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The one month estimate is erring on the side of caution ... Many pill packets say that the pill is effective in a week. Going by that, you should be protected.

Should be.

Also, when you're on the pill, you don't have a 'most fertile' time. On the (combination) pill, you don't ovulate. Your fertility through each cycle should be about the same at any given time.

Because you're only taking one day's difference here, I don't think it'll make that big of a difference.


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brown_eyed_girl
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I started the pill a week after my period ended, instead of right after like you'd normally do it. My gynecologist said it was fine. Does that mean I could have ovulated already before I started the pill, or am I just being paranoid?

I do know that I didn't get my period on the 3rd week of pills (highest dosage) (when I normally would have gotten it) but instead got it this past week during my placebo pills.


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dailicious
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Even if you would have ovulated before you started taking the pills, that wouldn't be an issue now. Plus, you got the withdrawl bleed when you should have based on the pills. You really have nothing to be concerned about at this point, hon. Just keep taking your pills as instructed and you'll be fine.
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