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edukateyourself
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hi! i took out my last nuvaring two weeks ago, and then had my withdrawal bleed week. i could only see my doctor the week after that though, so i went one week without any form of birth control. i started the pill yesterday. what i want to know is, is it safe for me to have sex this weekend, relying solely on the pill? i am only worried about pregnancy risks, because my boyfriend and i have been tested for stis, the results were negative, and we are exclusive partners. thanks for reading!
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Karybu
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Since you took an extra week off before starting the pill, rather than starting it when you would have put a new ring in, you can't rely on it for contraception until you've been taking it for at least a full week. So if you are going to be having sex this coming weekend, it's best to use a backup method like condoms.

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