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Gingerbread
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I was just wondering, after you start a new pack of birth control pills, are you essentially starting over, in that you have to wait at least 7 days before going without a backup method? Or do you have the same amount of protection as before you switched packs? I feel like you would have the same protection if you keep taking it as instructed, but I've done a lot of research on it, and can't seem to find a direct answer to this question. Just want a professional answer instead of my own assumptions, im new to hormonal methods.
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Heather
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No, it's not like you're starting over. Once you're into the second pack and beyond, the pill is effective from the start so long as you took no longer than a 7-day placebo period the pack before.

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Gingerbread
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Wow Heather you're quick! Thank you for the info, I appreciate this service so much.
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Heather
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You're so welcome. [Smile]

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