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HeyLife
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Hi guys! So, I started my first pack of pills ever about 3 weeks ago. I know you say to use condoms also through your first full cycle on the pill. Well, I get to see my boyfriend in about two days, and here's where I am in my pill pack: I have 3 hormonal ones left, and then I'll start my period and start taking the white placebo ones for a week. Is it safe enough to go without the condom, or should we go get one? I mean, I'll just be taking placebos anyway, so does it really make a difference that I haven't completed a full cycle?
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When did you start that pill pack in relationship to your period?

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I switched from using the ring, so I started this pill pack (my first one ever) seven days after my period started. So, I should start the placebos in a few days and also my period at the same time.
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If you didn't take any time off (more than a placebo week) between the pill and the ring and took all your pills correctly, then yes, it should be fully effective for you by now.

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Okay, good to know, thanks!
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