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me5460
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How long after you start taking the pill does it become effective?
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dailicious
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We recomend that you complete one full cycle of pills before relying on it to be fully effective against pregnancy. Then, as long as you are taking it correctly, you should fully protected.

Condoms, of course, offer not only a great first form of protection to make your pregnancy risks near impossible, but they're also the only way to protect against STIs.

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LunaFuega
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I think I am ready to have sex but I want to be on some method of birth control before I do it. How do I ask my mom if I can be put on birth control? I don't want her to flip out over the idea of me having sex.
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Her flipping out depends on how old you are, how old your boyfriend is, and how often and how successfully you've been able to discuss sex with her in the past.

You should check out these resources to get a better handle on whether you're wholly ready for sex.

http://www.scarleteen.com/sexuality/readiness.html
http://www.scarleteen.com/sexuality/ftmemoir.html

The mom-daughter BC discussion is usually awkward. But if she's an understanding mom, she'll help you out. If you can't have a talk with her and you want to go ahead without being on the pill, make sure to use condoms and lube every time.

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LunaFuega
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I'm 17 and my boyfriend is 16. My mom and I have had a few sex talks. She told me whenever I thought I was ready to have sex to let her know so I could go on birth control. But it's just hard for me to talk to her about that stuff because I don't want her to think less of me or to not trust me being alone with my boyfriend.
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Greta
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Hey

I am 18 now, but I have been on birth control since 15 for period reasons, so I was lucky I never had to ask my mom. But I can tell you this your mom to tell you the truth will give you a speach and maybe she will freak out a little, but just think of it this way, what is going to be harder, asking your mom for birth control or telling your mom your pregnant. But never think birth control is 100% effective, your boyfriend should always use a condom, just to be really safe. Ans ask your mom, maybe take her out for coffee where the two of you can talk and with people around she will not freak out and start screaming. Just a thought.

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(Greta, please do not continue to post in this forum. It is for volunteer advice ONLY. Thanks!)

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