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Looize
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Hi, I had an upset stomach before I took my pill, ie an instance of diarrhea. I had another small instance about 6 hours after taking it but nothing since. I'm hoping that the pill was absordbed by then. Rung a contraception help line and she said the diarrhea pre taking the pill would have no effect but I'm still kinda worried. This happened on Friday and my boyfriends due home this Friday by which time i will have taken 7 pills. Am I right in thinking this will be obeying the 7 day rule and am I safe to have sex on the friday after taking my pill in the morning?
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LucysDiamonds
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If the pill is your only method of contraception, it's actually smart to wait until you've been taking it for a full cycle before you have unprotected sex, just because different women metabolise the pill at different rates, so while for some 7 days is enough, for others it might not be. Just go out and grab some condoms, use them, and you'll be fine.

Also, if you're thinking about having unprotected sex: are you and your partner monogamous? You should have TWO STI screens each, six months apart, to make sure that you're both clean before having unprotected sex.

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