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avi13
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Hi

I Just have a question iv been on the pill for 3 months going on to 4 months now am i fully protected now that i have been on the pill so long i have not missed a day and have been taking it at the same time everyday..

thanks for all the support and help you guys have given me

many Thanks
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xo_emilyrose
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If you took your first ever pill (from the first pack) during your period, then you would've been protected from pregnancy immediately. If not, it takes 7 days for the pill to become effective so you would've been fully protected a long time ago. You're always protected, even during your 7 day break/placebo week, provided you've been taking the pill correctly as you said you have.
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avi13
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Correctly meaning on time in order everyday?
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Redskies
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(emilyrose, this board is in the Ask Scarleteen section, which is for staff and volunteer replies only. We welcome everyone's input on all the boards in the Scarleteen Central section, so we'll be very happy if you want to reply to people there [Smile]

Someone starting the pill during their period should still wait or use a back-up for seven days to ensure that they're protected from pregnancy, and we recommend waiting or using a back-up for the whole of the first pack, to be very sure. Waiting for the whole pack is more important if someone started taking the pill when they were not having their period.)

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Redskies
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avi13, if you're taking your pill at the same time every day (and you're not taking any medication which might make it less effective), you can expect to have all of the protection that the pill offers. Pregnancy would be very unlikely.

The pill is very effective at preventing pregnancy, but no method is perfect, so for people who we really don't want to become pregnant, we recommend using a back-up method too. With two methods, the chance of pregnancy is very, very tiny.

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